I feel like I actually accomplished something yesterday. I unpicked more tubes to finish the top half of the quilt and the 10 rows at the left are sewn together in 2 sets of 5. I need to sew the last strata to finish the quilt and I got started on that too while I watched the 10 o'clock news.
This is a close up that shows the colors better. It looks so muted in the photo above but it is brighter in real life.
I cleaned out a corner of the basement that I have been wanting to get at for a long time. This potholder was in the stack, made sometime in the 1970's. I actually have a red kitchen now so I'll wash it and use it.
Another thing that was in that corner was old books. These are from 1973-1975. I was in a needlework book club and bought every book that even mentioned quilts.
This group is from 1976-1978. Most of these books are in black and white with just a few color pages in a group near the center of the book.
This gives you a hint of the guidelines I had when I was just starting to teach quilting. This page is about choosing your colors, and it is in BLACK AND WHITE!
Now you know how pampered you are with the modern books.
Choosing your fabrics, again in black and white, and those lovely teeny tiny calicoes that were all we could find in the mid '70s.
I really don't want to own these books any more but there aren't many people clamoring to buy them. Libraries don't want them either.
The corner is cleaned out and I just have a couple things left to put away.
50 years ago today I had my first child. Gosh it doesn't seem like that long ago.