Thursday, December 2, 2010

Cold Mornings

Maggie, originally uploaded by Patsyquilts.
It was cold this morning, so Maggie took her morning nap beside the heating vent under the sink!

I go in tomorrow morning and also next Friday to have foot surgery . There will be lots of time for hand quilting and patchwork, but no sewing machine time until my feet are back in working order.
When I first took up patchwork and quilting in 1980. it was totally by hand. I wanted to be just like the pioneer ladies. Cardboard templates, pencil, scissors, thread and fabric was all I needed to get started. Everything I had could be stored in a canvas tote bag.
Now it's all over the basement . My Quilting Room contains quite a few plastic totes, bookcase, huge metal cabinet, etc...
I wouldn't dream of using anything but a rotary cutter, acrylic rulers, and mats now. Such time savers. Quick quick zoom zoom -done!
 Starting tomorrow (for a short time only), it's back to basics and hand stitching!
Group of Dresden Plates for Wall Hanging
Here's a closeup of a dresden plate made from the EASY DRESDEN template by Darlene Zimmerman. Very fast,very easy!

1 comment:

  1. Those are lovely! I made some in pinks too for a quilt for my newest was very elegant looking. Love dresdens!