I’m not sure that I’ve shown you this flimsy before. This is an oldie but a goodie, and surprise, surprise – it’s in the thirties prints!
Amazingly easy, this quilt. A simple nine patch, then matching triangles on the outer edges, sashed together with cream and thirties prints. I loved this little one.
One of these days, I will have to count up how many thirties quilts I have done. I adore them. I love their bright, happy colours and they way they cheer the sewing room up when I’m working on them.
I don’t think I’ll ever get sick of making them. My only problem is that I’ve made most of the ‘traditional’ thirties patterns, I’ll have to expand a little.
What to do with all these quilt tops? I asked my daughter if she liked it, and she said ‘yeah….I suppose – it’s just another quilt, right?’. The cheek! Though to be fair, she’s seen me plough through them one after the other, I think the whole importance of them has been diluted a bit because there are so darn many in our house.
And she knows if it’s a dud quilt, which sometimes they are, well Mum will just make another one!
Between their mother, their two grandmothers and a very clever great grandmother, my children are swamped with handwork. It touches every corner of our house. I do feel great sadness for kids who have no access to handwork, or craftwork. How sad for kids who only know store brought stuff!
Points are a little dodgy there on that block. Such is life.
(there’s a quick trivia question for you – who made famous the words ‘SUCH IS LIFE’?).