Friday, December 09, 2005

Oh Where Oh Where has GFT gone, Oh Where Oh Where could she be.....?

Ok my friends. I'm sorry, I've dropped the ball on the blogging thing. But there's a very good reason for it.

I'll start from the beginning.

When I was a little girl, I had a very special quilt that I loved. The quilt was made by my Great Aunt Myrt in 1945 and it was of these cute figures named Sun Bonnet Sue and Overall Sam or Joe. The skirt of Sun Bonnet Sue matched the overalls of Sam. And each pair was different. She scattered them throughout the quilt so you would have to look for each match.

Anyway, in January of this year, I e-mailed my sister in D.C. and told her I wanted to make that quilt. She found the same pattern my aunt used back in '45. I have no idea how she found it. So, over the past year I have been making the squares for this quilt. 30 of them to be exact.

My sister decided she wanted to do one, too. So I asked her to send me pieces of fabric that she would be using in her quilt and I would incorporate them into my quilt. I actually dedicated a pair to her fabric.

Well, over the last few evenings, I have been sewing the squares together. I'm including a sash between squares so they appear to have a border. It is now time to get the batting and the back piece for the quilt.

I don't have a digital camera, I know, stone ages.....but I'll get one soon. And I'll take a photo and post it for all to admire. I am so damned excited about this quilt. As it took its form over the past few days, I fondly remembered the one I had as a child.

So, that is where I've been over the past few days.


Cathy said...

I love it and can't wait to see a photo. I'm not a quilter but do love quilts. I wish that I had done one for my boys to be handed down.

Freebird said...

That's so sweet. In that case we'll consider that an excused absence from blogging. :-) We've miss ya. I've been coming over here daily, but I totally understand being busy with other things too.

We really would love to see a picture when its all done. Digital cameras have really come down in price. I recently bought my first about 4 months ago and I really love it. Nothing fancy, but I paid a little over $100 for it at one of those Foley's sales.

Freebird said...

Everyone's so darn crafty. You and the quilt, Krystyn and her scrappin' and even Cathy with her painting. I must have been standing in another line when the craftiness was being handed out.

Maybe I'll try to do something crafty on my break between semesters.