While we were away I finished 3.5 more of my vintage flower blocks. I discovered that this is a great airplane project. The stitching on the moon blocks is too tiny to do on a moving plane but this blanket stitch was a great way to pass the time. With an audiobook on I could easily ignore everyone else on the plane....like the two ladies on the trip home who told each other almost every detail of their failed/failing marriages. It always amazes me the detail personal information the people are willing to share with strangers. It turns out that these 2 ladies worked for the same big bank but in different cities. That conversation could be considered networking or career limiting, only time will tell. I just stitched and minded my own business.
I finished the 4th of these while I half-watched Virginia Tech make it into the Sweet 16 Sunday night. Apparently this is only the second time in school history that they've made it this far. The first time was 1967! It's too bad that we will likely lose the coach after this season. But deep down I really only care about football.
I just love these blocks and I only have about 22 left to do. This is going a little faster than I planned. With each one I like studying out the original quilter cut out the petals. You can see that she really put a lot of thought into fussy cutting them as much as possible. They make me happy.
3/28/2019 07:39:56 am
I had forgotten about these. It is good you can sew on a plane to pass the time. I cannot do anything but sit there or I get sick. I usually just listen to my iPod - yes, I still use my iPod and not my phone for music. Honestly, I have no idea how to put music on my phone! How many flowers are going to be in this quilt? Is 22 to go less than half to still stitch?
4/1/2019 06:12:26 pm
Hmmm - I will have to ponder what I might be able to stitch on the plane when we go out west in September - would be more fun than trying to read. I'm sure my grandmother made this flower quilt but of course I wasn't lucky enough to inherit it.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.