Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Yes, I am already thinking about my next project even though the 4-patch quilt is not done yet. I didn't get any quilting done last night because I had a hair appointment after work. By the time I got home it was almost 7 p.m. I have been watching Wanda add blocks to a log cabin quilt and I think it is about time I got my log cabin quilt quilted. I remember thread basting this quilt when I was pregnant the summer of 1978. Yes, this quilt top is 44 years old. This was the second large quilt I had pieced. I started hand quilting it, but did not work on it very often. It went thru a move, some remodeling, and it ended up very dusty and dirty. I decided to take out the hand quilting - about 6 blocks - wash the backing and the top, and then it just sat. I am kind of glad it worked out this way since now it will have 80/20 batting instead of poly. It is a big quilt; I made it to fit my bed at the time, but I don't remember the measurements. I will measure it when I go to pin baste it. The backing has a stain on it, from what I don't know, but I am going to use the backing fabric anyway. It is part of the story!