Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Quiltlet Retrospective

As you know, if you've spent any time visiting my blog, I've been making little quilted cards ("quiltlets") for a few years.  Last week, it was brought to my attention that I've been making them since 2007.  ohmygoodness!  I had no idea!  I made my first after a class with Rose Hughes, and I guess the rest, as they say, is history.  Her class was not on making cards, we were just doing little 3" or 4" samplers.  My cards are 5"x7", and have batting and self-binding.  I once wrote a post, with detailed pictures on how I make them, but it's lost in the 1000+ posts on this blog.  sorry about that!

But I digress.

Last week, we stopped by a friend's house for a lovely lunch before heading to Porterville, to see the Art Quilt Exhibit.  She'd pulled out the cards I'd given her, and I was astounded.  Really?  I've made that many?  I had no idea.  I thought I'd share what she has.
wow.  Amazing, right?  Who knew I stitched so much?  Truly, for me, it's out of sight, out of mind.  But my friend doesn't hide them.  She displays them.  The older ones were in a fabric basket that I made a while ago,
 The latest one was on a toy sewing machine.  Notice the seasonal table runner, made by our hostess, and the yummy tomato basil bread, made by her husband.
Thursday was a treat for the eyes, and for the belly.  Definitely a great time.  Thanks, Wendy!

1 comment:

Barbara Sindlinger said...

I scrapbook my quilts (pictures) and I always find it amazing how many quilts I have made over the years. I forget sometimes what I have made. Fun that your friend displays your cards.