Scrappy Sunday

Scrappy Sunday

Another Sunday and a little more scrappiness from the Overseas Office.  Limited progress on these dinky hexagon stars –

but lots of scraps available to make more progress.

Looking for something else entirely in archive files we came across this photo –

this was one of the very first quilts Barbara made.  Before we understood about quilting!  Measurements and templates made more by guesstimate than precision and mathematics, machine pieced with enthusiasm but absolutely no skill or consistency, backed with cheap curtain lining, top composed entirely of furnishing fabric (heavy cotton) offcuts and scraps.  It’s a wonder that any seams met – and if you look closely, most of them don’t!

But it’s still holding together after all these years – a great testament to scraps and enthusiasm.


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