Welcome to Quilt-Cam night! I’m really excited to sew..I’ve been cutting all day after waking up and feeling kind of punky.
It was a good day to stay in and just pet the fabric, press the fabric, cut the fabric, nothing with too much concentration.
I love hearing your real life stories, and this one is no different. It come from Sharyn in Kalama.
I love this story, Sharyn! Thank you so much for sharing. I know a lot of us are dealing with the challenges of aging parents, or aging spouses, or aging ourselves! A few stitches a day CAN make things better.
A few months ago I got a wild hair to do a shirt quilt. Problem is I am sole care of my mom, 89 w/advanced dementia, so that pretty much precludes shopping, she won't go and I can't leave her.
So I had the bright idea to ask if someone would be willing to shirt shop for me :) Wasn't the best idea I ever had, but now I do have a little pile of shirts I've been working on.
I started just doing 4.5" strings in lights and darks and then I thought...surely I can do some paper piecing without too much brain strain (there really isn't any true think time with mom). That was successful, and very soothing I might add. I'm doing 2.5" flying geese, and 4.5" wonky stars. Way too cute to be legal.
The attached photo is my daytime with mom work space in the front room.
So just this note to say I'll start pulling papers during quilt cam tonight (she is usually asleep by then) and to say thank you for all your shirty goodness :) If a quilter is determined to sew, we will always find a way.
Merciful Journey across the pond,
Sharyn in Kalama
Pet the fabric, press the fabric, cut the fabric, sew the fabric….just one day at a time!
Pet the fabric, press the fabric, cut the fabric!
Count out everything in sets of 10, half with light chains, half with dark!
((This should be enough to keep me busy for a while!))
Lay out blocks on the floor ---yes, I think this will do!
Where I’m sewing tonight!
Are you ready to sew? This is just a nice break from the string piecing I always seem to be doing….easy does it. It’s a 9 patch variation, all rectangles and squares. Because this was in a past magazine issue I can’t just give you the cutting measurements here but if I tell you that everything comes from 2” strips perhaps you can manage it?
Click the screen below to start the feed! Let’s SEW!