Wednesday, March 19, 2014

New and old connected

I've been working on a new baby quilt. 
I chose a traditional log cabin in calm colours. 
Six blocks wide, six blocks high, the finished size will be about 36 inches square. (shown in progress)
Each six inch block takes about an hour to hand piece.  I've been stitching it in the car during trips to Toronto.   I've also been sewing this quilt while I visit Dad in Little Current.
Yesterday he asked me what my last name was.  He couldn't remember my sister's married name either.

12 comments:

Dolores said...

Yes, our memory is one of the things that tends to leave us as we get older. Take heart, at least he knew who you were.
Would you reconsider the size of your quilt? Make it just one row longer? Bigger is always better when it comes to baby quilts.

Judy Martin said...

Dolores, your comment sent me to google for traditional baby quilt sizes and you are right. Most suggest 48 or 52 inch in length - 36 in width is fine.

This if the quilt is to be used in the crib. So - thanks - I probably will add a row or two to make a rectangle rather than a square.

Martha said...

I love how the SA's create an extra dimension in the quilt top. I know this element will disappear once quilted but it is still fun to see now.

Margaret said...

So good you have rhythmic, calming work to help you at this time. Hugs.

jude said...

piece by piece.

Dana said...

I agree with Martha...the seam allowances against the light remind me of Korean bojagi patchwork. The ones I have liked the most have had quiet colors, like your baby quilt, and I think the seam allowances are meant to add depth and interest to the cloth. Very pretty...

Mo Crow said...

the heart in those red squares glows with such deep care

Valerie Knapp said...

love it

Velma Bolyard said...

oh, joy and sorrow are holding hands here.

Vicky aka Stichr said...

it's beautiful.

Sandra said...

Love that first picture! It reminds me of your work..cant remember the title but the one that has a dark hand on the back.
It also recalls much of your earlier work where you have your hand appliquéd onto your work.

wholly jeanne said...

log cabins are shelters. love is a shelter. memory is a shelter . . . a shelter with holes. and that red center that's the color of blood? perfect.