Monday, August 20, 2007

Making my own memory!

Time has come to empty my scrap bin and it was a surprise to see how much was in there! Many days were spent sorting through this mess so that they can be stored here in my bins (see my post of Apr. 9)

I have yearned for another crazy quilt for a very long time and it was time to stop bemoaning the loss of the one that I remembered.
Well, what’s a girl to do about it? Make my own. No way will it ever match the beauty of my ancestor’s quilt, but it will be mine.
These are what has been made so far. I’ll start making just a lap quilt and decide if it should be made larger or not. As well as quilts for our beds, I really do like to change my dining room quilts around a lot, so we’ll see how far this one goes.

I have decided to do away with a scrap bin and sort my scraps after completion of a quilt and it will be interesting to see how far along this new process will go! :o)
Have a great day!
P.S. Today, I received my Secret Santa name so will have to think about what to make for this swap. BTW, there are tons of new blogs that I have found and it's taking time going through all of them. Visit http://chookyblue.blogspot.com/ to see her list of all the quilters that are participating in this swap.

11 comments:

loulee1 said...

Good luck with your scrappy quilt. The first two blocks look very colourful.

Fiona said...

Scraps are the best! Your quilt will look fabulous.

Bren said...

I am so thrilled that you are making a crazy quilt to replace the one lost years ago. It will not actually "replace" it but will help sooth the sting of not having it.

Leigh said...

I am sure you quilt will be lovely and just as loved as the old one.

CONNIE W said...

She sent my Secret Santa name to me today too. I'm going to start looking for ideas for the gift. You have a great idea for using up the scraps. The blocks look scrappy and fun.

atet said...

What a fun quilt that will be -- and a great way to preserve the memory of that long ago lost quilt! The story of that flood just broke my heart!

Guðrún said...

That´s the spirit, just make your own crazy quilt.

corry said...

I like the two blocks you made so far! Scraps will give the quilt that special look...can't wait to see some more!

Tanya said...

Yep. That's one of the things I want to do soon too. I love those scrappy crazy quilts!

Ali Honey said...

That shows promise! It's good to sort out those scraps - well done.

teodo said...

I'm sure your quilt will be wonderful!!!!