Sunday, February 7, 2010

I needed to play a little bit part 2




Great memories making this quilt.
I would say it took me about 6 hours to get this far.
I was very lucky that many of my blocks were big so it went fast.
I am so glad Victoria came up with this quilt idea because through the years I have gotten rid of blocks and now I wish I had not.
I have 4.5 years of quilting here and as soon as I get it done I will display it in my sewing room.
As I look at some of the blocks I remember swaps, new friends made from them, quilts that I completed, blocks that never amounted to anything and so many more memories.
I suggest everyone make one. It really should be called Times Remembered. I may actually put that on the border.

14 comments:

Mam said...

Looks like you are having a lot of fun. Love the kitty cat block. You have inspired me to dig through my boxes of fabric and make my own kitchen sink quilt.

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

that is a great idea. I went through my scraps looking for you some small scraps and found that I didn't have that many blocks left over. i'll start saving now.

JustCindy said...

I just love this. I'm hoping to get back to sewing next week.

Quilter Kathy said...

Marvellous memory quilt!
Was is hard to put together??

Yvette said...

This is such a great idea. I am going to start saving my orphan blocks. Looks great!

Pat said...

It is WONDERFUL.......I think I might purposely start making a block or two when I see ones I like and then put them together into something like this in the future. It won't have the same memories as this one you made (if it has no swap blocks and stuff like that), but it will still be fun.

Barb said...

Turning out really nice....this will be one quilt you will cherish for ever.....

Julia said...

It's going to be lovely Betsy...lovely times to be remembered everytine you see the quilt..
A great way to put together one off blocks..
Julia ♥

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

It looks great Betsy! What a great way to use homeless blocks!

Jean said...

Great job using up those blocks. I like the randomness ofit all too.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Oh yes. Quilts build memories. This is going to be a lovely keepsake.

Rhonda said...

This is a great way to use UFO blocks...I like it!!!! Everytime you look at the quilt...memories come flowing back!

拍照 said...

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Tine said...

Such a wonderful idea!!! I will be copying you for sure :) Of course it'll be at least 5 years before I have spare blocks to make a quilt. LOL!