I hinted in a earlier post that one of my monthly themes this year would have to do with a time period in quilting that gets no respect these days....but I started quilting then and maybe some of you did too.
As a home sewer, polyester blends and knits were the rage for fashion fabrics (no ironing!) but they didn't work well for quilting.
I found this image on-line but I made this! I had the pattern - who knows I may still have the pattern!
The American bicentennial spurred a nostalgic look back at our nation's past.. Quilt patterns began to appear in magazines and community school classes offered beginning quiltmaking. Quilters Newsletter, the first magazine dedicated solely to quilting, was started by Bonnie Leman in 1969. Quilt stores began to pop up and another quilt revival was born.
(This is a photo re-run from my post last November on One Patch Quilts.) It's the only one I have of that first quilt.
Reminder: Photograph your quilts!
As it happens, two of the topics chosen by the Minnesota quilt study group for 2012 are 'Quilts from the 1950's, 60's and 70's' and 'One-Patch Quilts'.
So for my first project this month I am combining these topics and making a Tumbling or Baby's Block 'small' from my authentic 70's stash!
I am using a metal 60 degree diamond template which is a bit larger than I wanted so I am tracing the inner line and then eyeballing the seam as I hand-piece.
I am making little groups of three...It's a great take-along project for those found moments or while vegitating in front of the boob-tube.
These are not sewn together but I've laid them out to get the idea.
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What did I tell you about no respect?
Wait til I tell her I'll be using poly batting!
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