I actually completed something. The English Paper Piecing Dog Bone Hexie Dresser scarf is complete. I even went as far so to clean off my dresser and put it in its home. Three more to go, but they are all smaller pieced. Two for nightstands and one for the tall Dresser. Overall, I enjoyed English paper Piecing. I had never done it before and started it when my Daughter had her accident. For weeks I was at the hospital and this gave me something to do in the ICU. It was quite a while until she was able to talk, so it was mostly sitting there listening to machines. I am really glad for that to be over. Much easier to deal with when you have something to occupy your mind and hands. I just about have one of the nightstand scarves done also. As for the quilting, I don’t hate it (like usual). As I mentioned in a previous post, I would choose a different marking method (Not the clingy plastic wrap). The dog bones I quilted actually resemble dog bones. How about that. Shocking. It might lead me to get more adventuresome with my quilting. Who knows.
I also completed some Uncle Donald blocks. Since these are scrappy, there are memories that go along with each one. For me, that makes this more enjoyable to do. As I piece these, I take a trip down memory lane.
So for my Uncle Donald Blocks, I have “Becky’s Block”(my niece). This was made from the scraps from her college graduation quilt. It was a picture quilt with many photo’s of her growing up. Addison’s Block (Addison is actually Becky’s daughter, my Great-Niece) are scraps from her baby quilt. It was charm squares and I chose not to use any that had dark colors since I was making a baby quilt. The Crazy Dog Lady Block is totally mine, since I am the crazy dog lady. These are scraps from many dog fabric blocks. Then we have Derrick’s block. Derrick is my later husband whom I miss dearly. He always wore camo. Sometimes I had to ask him to wear something else. He always made me laugh. Only the good die young.
Treasure Your Family