Thursday, May 6, 2021

A blast from the past....well, sort of

 First of all, I am sorry but for some reason the program I normally use on this computer will not let me reduce the size of the pic  to the smaller size I normally use.  I hope they do not slow your computer down too much if you click to view.

I was going through some stuff last week and came across these 'quilt blocks'...or whatever you want to call them.  I did them when I was in high school.  These were all made with actual scraps.  I don't remember where they all came from.  Specially the solid colored fabrics.  I have a vague recollection of the purple flowered on the left in the top photo.

  I think the fabric with the pink fabric was given to mom.    I would love to have more of it now.  IN real life it is gorgeous.

The orange fabric on top was from fabric given my mom...I even know who by but too convoluted to explain.  And see that fabric paired with the purple...on extreme right.  The tan&blue fabric.  I had a dress made of that in 5th or 6th grade.    I would love to have some of that green fabric that is paired with the blue, too.

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Copper was pouting here...because Delta had managed to snag the seat next to my daughter!  LOL  He is a character.  I don't know how long he stayed this way.
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IF I counted right, I have almost enough blocks for my current quilt project.  I have the last four blocks about half done.  I am looking forward to have them done.  Yesterday I managed to get all my batik fabrics folded and back in containers.  For those of you who don't know, batik fabrics are dyed, not printed.  I cannot tell which is front and which is back.

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In case I don't post before next week, I hope everyone has a great Mother's Day.  I will leave you with a short feel-good video:


23 comments:

Granny Marigold said...

You have a lot of quilt squares and such a lovely variety of fabrics too.
The little feel-good video is sweet and touching.

Happy Mothers Day to you too!!!

Dee said...

Fun looking through the fabrics from the past.

Wishing you a happy Mother's Day as well.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Some of those old fabrics are so pretty, and they can stir a lot of memories.

Joyful Quilter said...

Please tell me you are going to make the blocks into a top. They are great.

I pout like Copper too when someone sits in my chair (hehehe)

Bonnie said...

I love batik fabrics too and have made a couple of quilts from them. How nice to have the quilt blocks you made when in school. It looks like you have enough to make a throw quilt with some added borders. That would be a good memory quilt for you. I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day too!

Ginny Hartzler said...

I like the larger pictures, I can see them better! Wow, these quilt squares are aewsome. Their unusual shape must have required lots of math. They look so complicated.

Agnieszka Mikołajczyk said...

Bardzo ładne wykonanie.

Hootin' Anni said...

So artfully done...and very pretty all combined with the solid colors. You've been quilting for a few years, then. How did you get so interested in this hobby? And Copper is a card!! Too funny.

Ann said...

Those blocks are wonderful. Will you be putting them together to make a quilt?
Love that video. It's nice to see people doing good things.
Happy Mothers Day to you too

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Your quilt blocks are pretty, I like the shapes. Copper is just adorable, cute photo!
Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

Cheryl Kimbley said...

What a great find! Those are so neat. My goodness you started quilting young. I love purple and orange together for some reason.
Poor doggie!!!! LOL

MadSnapper said...

first let me say it is hard for me to understand that you have fabric from your childhood and squares made while in school. I have nothing from my childhood, except maybe several pots and bowls that I use daily that came home with me after mother died. so you have been quilting most of your life, no wonder you are so good at it... poor sweet copper, I LOVE THAT PHOTO and the video is so sweet. there are for sure not many who would do what he did

Nancy Chan said...

Amazing you can still find those old quilt blocks from your high school days. They are very nicely matched. Lol! Copper is like a little child pouting like that! Happy Mother's Day!

Martha said...

They are all so beautiful and I can't believe how long you've had some of them! That sweet Copper is really too much, so adorable. The video sure was a feel good video. Some people are amazing. Have a great weekend Rose and a happy Mother's Day to you too!

Marie Smith said...

There are good people in this world. Great video.

How great to find those quilt pieces from so long ago.

happyone said...

The quilt pieces from your past are so pretty. You did wonderful sewing back then too.
I like the big sized photos that you posted!

CheerfulMonk said...

Poor Copper. 😟 Happy Mother's Day! ❤️

Hill Top Post said...

What fun to look back at your old blocks. I have a couple of quilts my mom made for me from my dress scraps.

Grandma C said...

Pouting dogs make me laugh, priceless moments. My grandmother saved old torn dresses for quilt making, it was fun looking at some of the older print patterns of the past.

Laurel Wood said...

Fun to remember so of these fabrics. Copper tickles me pouting.

Catherine - Mixed Media Artist said...

fabric memories and to have them in quilt blocks already for you to make is extraordinary but also allows us the reader to know you got in quilting whilst a teen :-) I too have some fabric from my earlier life and I pretty much know the fabric design is no longer in the store.

Lowcarb team member said...

Many thanks for sharing the video.

All the best Jan

Jeannie said...

Scooter sleeps like that on the loveseat. He jumps up beside me and I think he is pouting because I don't move and let him have the whole area.
Loved the pictures.
Jeannie@GetMeToTheCountry