Thursday, March 21, 2013

A New Project ...

Wednesday was Quilt Club Day and I stayed afterwards to participate in an afternoon workshop on making memory quilts.  We were told to bring a 24 inch square of dark fabric, batting and any pieces of old lace, or crochet we might want to use along with old  costume jewelry, buttons, or other decorations.  It was a fun afternoon as we swapped and shared bits and pieces of old lace and tinkered with each others’ designs. 
I am still working on the layout of the pieces and rummaging around long forgotten storage containers for costume jewelry.  Some of the lace pieces were purchased from antique dealers or given by other workshop participants.  Others, however, including the tatted cross near the top were items I have saved for decades.  Once the lace pieces are in place and secured to the background fabric, I’ll add the other embellishments.  After that, a backing is added and the piece is quilted and bound.
My slowly growing collection of Jane Stickle blocks for the month is on the left, and I'm still pondering my options on the Be Attitude block I've posted about before. 


Quilting Babcia said...

Your new memory quilt project sounds like fun. I love old laces and fabrics, great way to make use of them.

Debbie said...

What a great idea for the vintage pieces....I began as a crazy quilter and have tons of lace and trim still. The black gives so much impact and drama, so I know this will be great.