So…. I have been listening to Anne of Green Gables in audio book format while I work, and came across the following quote that brought a smile to my face.
“I do NOT like patchwork,” said Anne dolefully, hunting out her workbasket and sitting down before a little heap of red and white diamonds with a sigh. “I think some kinds of sewing would be nice; but there’s no scope for imagination in patchwork. It’s just one little seam after another and you never seem to be getting anywhere. But of course I’d rather be Anne of Green Gables sewing patchwork than Anne of any other place with nothing to do but play.” ~Chapter 13, Anne of Green Gables, by Lucy Maud Montgomery
I have been working with small pieces the last couple of days… My 9-patch units, shown in image below, finish at 3″ x 3″. I am using my little trick here to make the units. Most of you know I don’t always enjoy piecing, so I kind of empathize Anne of Green Gables with her assessment of patchwork. But I do not agree with Anne about patchwork having no scope of imagination. I think there is plenty of imagination to be had in sewing up the “seamingly” endless seams. :) This particular quilt has a non-negotiable deadline because it is going to travel far for an overseas publication.
Meanwhile, here is a sneak peek of Miss Baby’s latest stitching project. She thinks she has arrived being able to stitch with variegated thread… ha!
And on and off while I am supervising Miss Baby’s violin practices, I have been stitching a little… a very little… on Miss Baby’s birth sampler.
And if you’re curious about the overall look so far…
That’s all for now, Dear Friends. Back to patchwork-ing I must go!!! Thanks for stopping by. Hugs to you all.