I need to find people for a quilting bee…or a bee that quilts. This stuff isn’t easy!
It took a little over three hours to build the quilt rack I purchased. You’d think it would have been easy. Well, it would have been if the company had decided to put directions into the packaging.
I finally got the materials I am quilting on the blasted thing and started to tie off the sections with different colored threads.
I like the way it is looking but I have to wonder…………..
How in Hades did women do this sort of work without needlenose pliers and a quilt frame? It is HARD to push a needle through two layers of fabric and the batting!
They must have had fingers of steel and muscles the size of body builders!
I come from a long line of women who quilted. The exception being my mother, who thought quilting was beneath her dignity. I found a picture in amongst all Mother’s old photos showing my Great, Great Grandmother with several of her quilts.
I look at the one right behind her and think “gee, mine is similar to that”. Now granted hers looks so much better than mine, but she made over 100 quilts in her lifetime and this is my very first one. So in all actuality, mine is better. (yes, that was rather illogical thinking but I don’t care!)