I'm waiting for some hanging wires to arrive before I can
make the binding for the
Dance of the Dragonflies wallhanging,
so I've been putzing.
(Once the wires arrive, I'll explain how they work...I hope!)
My History of Quilt group is discussing quilting
and life during the Depression this session.
For our quilting challenge,
we are using Lori Holt's book
"Farm Girl Vintage".
since it's the Depression,
we are encouraged to use 30's fabrics for our blocks.
Well, I am not a fan of 30's fabrics and have very few of them.
I thought about buying some to make this quilt,
but then decided to do what the women in the 30's would have done.
Use and make due with what I have!
Last year I finished this Metro Rings quilt and have LOTS of scraps left.
Out came the pile and the playing began.
Here is what I've made so far!
These blocks are so much fun to put together!
I don't know if I'll make any of the animal or kitchen blocks,
but the other blocks are great.
By the end of the session,
I plan to have enough for a quilt.
I've also started my children's' sock knitting for the year.
These are the first sets of socks made that will be sent to the
Pine Ridge Indian reservation in the fall.
This past year I made 24 pair of children's socks
and hope to make at least that many this year.
Happy Quilting and Knitting!