Something older

There was a time when I participated in things at my local quilt shop.  One of my favorite things was the five dollar quilts.  You went in and bought the cut fabric for a quilt block and on a certain day of the month, when you took it back, you got the fabric for the next block for free. 

I haven’t done one of those in a long time.  The last one I tried was hideous and I dropped out.  But, I have a few very cute quilts made over a series of years.  This is one that’s been hanging in Syd’s room for a while.  We took it down and laundered it and blocked it and now, it’s rolled up and stored and she’s getting something else…a quilt or a framed print, to hang in it’s place. 

$5 quilt

This one is a cute one.  It’s all batiks and I finished it completely in that theme.  I’m pretty sure it’s one of the later ones I did because I recognize fabrics from my stash that did not come from the LQS that sponsored the quilts.  In the beginning, I used to buy all the finishing supplies from the quilt shop out of loyalty, but as things changed, I lost that sense of loyalty. 

Unfortunately, I can’t remember when this quilt was made.  Maybe I’ll be able to figure it out after I get all my photos moved.

Everybody have a great Friday.  It’s going to be a weekend quilting marathon with a small amount of gardening thrown in for good measure. 

I need to catch up and I need the stress relief. 

Be well.  Lane


lw said...

Maybe it's time to start putting labels on your quilts. I used to, but I frequently put a 45" square of a favorite fabric on the back and frame it with two or three simple coordinating borders, and since both sides are pretty, I don't want to break that up for a distracting label. My quilts with a single fabric on the back get labels.

Anonymous said...

I know what you mean about sewing and stress relief. I would love to spend the weekend the sewing room, and I just may.

Anonymous said...

What LW said....labels are for ourselves and for posterity. I've labeled by quilting that information into a border or other suitable place. Honors the love and effort that went into the quilt.

Lakegaldonna said...

Hoping you have a wonderful stress relief style weekend.

I cleaned out a closet of my earlier quilting days also. I found one of those five dollar quilt blocks from a shop that I had also been loyal to.
Can we say hideous? Oh my gosh, the blocks were awful but all seven nicely preserved in an unused pizza box that I had cut a window on the top and had inserted some kind of clear plastic so that I could see what was inside. The blocks had to be sixteen inches square. Awful.

I know a few gals that make charity quilts and they verbally agreed to take them instead of me donating to Goodwill. I make charity quilts also but these blocks were too ugly for me to even use, I had to get them out!

lw said...

I never thought of that, quilting the information onto the border. That's brilliant, the info is there but the label isn't there to be visually distracting.