Saturday, September 11, 2010

New Found Friends

16" by 16"
We've all heard "better late than never". That phrase is very appropriate in my case. I found these 2 little quilts the other day when I was looking for something. They were handquilted and all they needed was their bindings put on. As soon as I saw them I fell in love with them all over again. I felt bad that they had been neglected all those years so I put everything on hold that day and sat down to cut and sew the bindings on by machine. I always finish the binding by handsewing it to the back of the quilt which brought forward another pleasure I had been neglecting and that was handsewing is very relaxing. I enjoy the rhythmic movement of the needle in and out of the fabric. It somehow grounds me,  slows my world down and takes me off to my own little sanctuary. These little quilts had somehow managed to stay hidden through 2 moves and countless cleanings and rearrangings of my sewing areas. "How many years?" you ask. It had been 25 years since I last saw them so that's why I think "better late than never" is very appropriate in my case. Some things are put on your path in life at the moment you need them or can deal with them. In this case these little quilts taught me to finish what you start, learn to use a thimble again, small things are beautiful and above all to sit back and smell the roses.
15 1/2" by 15 1/2"

On another note, I want to tell everyone how much I enjoy belonging to the "Blogosphere Club". There is a wealth of information at my finger tips and I hope to be able to repay in kind with the hope that it's useful to everyone.


Cheryl said...

Very precise piecing, Brigitte. Two finished UFOs! Congratulations. I agree with you that hand work is so meditative.

Sharyn said...

Good job! It is wonderful to put paid to a project, particularly ones that you obviously have quite a bit of time invested in.

Again, Good job! Sharyn

Pip at Rest is not idleness said...

Lovely quilts Brigitte, I find hand sewing to be quite relaxing too, sort of meditation. Thanks for commenting on my blog.

Cheryll said...

I'm a NEW follower and I just LoVe the first quilt especially. It's good that you let it come out to play again after all that time!
Your hand quilting is FaBuLoUs too!