After much huffing and puffing about the effort and constant negative thoughts about how I don't have the time or the patience to make a quilt, last year I finally made a quilt. In fact, I made one and a half quilts. This is not my first attempt but compared to what I've produced days gone by this is more like what a quilt should be. I think! You see this quilt is as stiff as a board and whilst colourful it lacks the comfort factor, a bit like cold soup.
I never really follow a pattern and have little regard for instructions of any type, [probably because I used to write technical training manuals in my hay-day]. Since I'm not a 'quilter' I decided I really needed to at least watch a couple of videos [absolute preferred way to learn these days] if I were ever going to make a 'real quilt' just like the experts.
I'm ever so grateful for the videos I've sourced on the Internet and I appreciate the time, skill and energy required to create these masterpieces. [I appreciate them because I used to make video's on how to use databases ~ OMG so boring how did I ever do it? I cringe whenever I think about those days], and for this reason I'm addicted to purchasing crafty videos in my quest to learn.
I gave my cardboard crazy quilt to my MIL and she really appreciates it and I know it will one day be re-gifted back to me. I'm mortified that it's not snugly and smoochy and cozy and warm and as comforting as a bowl of soup, but at least I quashed the negative thoughts and got on with the job and FINISHED IT.
My next adventure into the world of high tech teaching videos is MIXED MEDIA. I just have to get into the zone [whatever that is?] and create something that gives me a warm glow all over. It's exciting, can't wait to share.
Nothing better to do today but clean out some cupboards and what a nice surprise to find these cute treasures. The book that I took these photos from date back to about 1951 and whilst the binding has all but disintegrated the pages within have survived the test of time.