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Saturday, August 1, 2009

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2nd August 2009

When I started this blog I thought the response would be zero! Very pleasantly surprised to see that people are interested in reading this little blog. Because I have not been able to put up images as yet as my knowledge of blogs is so very limited and I need help there, I find the blog to be rather plain and uninteresting. Its encouraging that people find the time to stop and read!

I am starting or rather started last night on a simple nine patch baby quilt for a friend of mine
whose daughter has had a baby. I am an amateur where the quilting is concerned and am amazed at the quality and professionalism of work displayed by people who are mostly quilting for the love of sewing and nothing else! I still find it difficult to actually come up with good color combinations and going thru the blogs I realize that this is a matter of experience and good taste of which I think I am sadly lacking...

I am hoping that the baby quilt will be pieced and basted today so that I could start on the hand quilting (which I do) by tonight and hopefully the quilt will be given this coming week. There is no point giving a baby a quilt when he is past the stage of a baby quilt. Practically every one of my friends are at the stage where they are becoming grandmothers for the first time and this is something nice to experience, even vicariously for me, because I can remember when we became mothers for the first time around! Seems a very long time ago. But actually time has flown and now friends are experiencing babies in a different manner which is also very joyful and happy. You have all the pleasure of the babies and none of the responsibilities and hard work!

Hope your Sunday was good!

2 comments:

laura west kong said...

Hi Mystica,
Thanks for visiting my blog! Feed sack fabric came from the bags that flour and other grains used to be sold in. After you used up whatever was in the bag, the fabric from the bag could then be used to make dresses, quilts, etc. Here's an article that tells more about it: http://www.womenfolk.com/quilting_history/feedsacks.htm
laura

laura west kong said...

Don't worry so much about color combinations. Just choose colors you like and the experience will come with time.

One thing you can do to help yourself choose colors is to pick a multicolored fabric and then choose fabrics in the colors found in the first fabric to go with it.

Another thing that helps is when you see a color combination that you really like to ask yourself what it is you like about it: which colors are together, are they pastel, bright, muted, light, dark, etc. When you see something you don't like, think about why you don't like it. You can learn from exercises like that.