During a recent reorganization (excavation) of my closets, I unearthed a treasure trove of unfinished, not quite forgotten, quilt projects from the early days of my quilting "career" (I wish). Most of these early quilts focus on handwork: applique, piecing, embroidery and quilting. Although handwork remains my favourite method of construction, reality entered my consciousness at some point, and I realized that to actually complete a quilt within an honourable time frame, the sewing machine would have to become part of the creative process. Since those early days, there have been many completed projects, however, these stragglers always seem to be put back on the shelf.
It's time to breathe new life and weave new threads into these quilts. Over the next year, my "free sew" time will be dedicated to that goal and the revival of these quilts.
Quilters reading this post will recognize many of these quilts, and quite possibly have some of them hidden under a stack of linens as well, waiting for a little lovin'.
From time to time, I will be posting progress reports on this blog. Stay tuned!