Saturday, March 6, 2010

The needlepoint patchwork cushion

hello today is a nice sunny day , I worked on a needlepoint /patchwork/cushion I don't know what to call them, I played around with the colors of fabrics that complement the piece just very simple log cabin strips , pinkish with a biege ribbon and a kinda burgundy shiney fabric that I had in my stash , I have a large stash of bit and pieces of fabric all of my friends and costumers know that I quilt so they bring me all of there scraps, I use them every way I can. this is the result of playing around and testing various colors, I am not very bold in choosing I like things to be cordinating at all times, recently I have been visiting tons , I means tons of blogs ,sites and I really got inspired by the beautifull and creative things that people make , I say people because I fond out that not only women quilt. I should know that ,and shouldn't have been surprised for back when not so many people were quilting ,I mean very few ,in the very early eighties specifically in 1982 I was pregnat with my first son I wanted to make a quilt for my baby I didn't want a store bought one, I visited a singer store to look into buying a sewing machine since I always sewed as a girl at home and I left the sewing machine at home with my mom, as I was looking around a gentleman asked me if I needed eny help, and on the table I noticed a mat and a rotary cutter which I had never seen before and he showed me how it works with some small pieces of fabric he had on hand and he showed me a folder with photos of all his quilts and he explained to me that they are from shows that he takes place in and the prizes that he had received ,I remember him so well I hope I run into his blog one of these days. So that is why I should'nt be surprised. I now forgot how I started blabbling oh yeah! about how I like it simple and the insperation and stimulation I have recieved from visiting blogs , I am envious of the more liberated quilters in a good way always , since then I said to my self think crazy theodora, and I started some crazy blocks and I will post them soon . thank you to enyone who took the time to read and see you soon in blog world ....theodora

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