Although I haven’t started a new rug hooking project quite yet (after finishing my Angel) I am also an “old” (and I do mean OLD) quilter!! LOL
Since moving to Oregon, my time has mostly been filled with unpacking, organizing and sorting. But my youngest daughter lives close by and she is a quilter. So I have joined a Quilt Guild here and am enjoying sharing the quilting experience with her! It has been hot this summer, so working on applique is easy. 100% cotton is not as hot as wool..!!! So I am doing my version of the “Civil War Bride” quilt. those of you who are quilters know which one I mean. It is a wonderful applique quilt and I am adapting some of the blocks to suit myself. (why are you not surprised!!) : )
Here are the 5 blocks I am working on at the moment:
If you “Google” the Civil War Bride quilt, you will see that I am using some of the blocks for ideas but changing them to make it more personal. I did buy the pattern from Threadbear in Australia. She adapted the original pattern (square blocks) to blocks that are rectangles. Instead of actually using the patterns, I am getting my ideas from them, cutting out the leaves, flowers and figures more “freehand” and using an assortment of fabrics. It is great fun!
As I said, I now live in Oregon, just Southwest of Portland. It is a retirement community, very nice and filled with trees and flowers. We always hear birds and are closer to a semi-rural area which is great for me coming from rural Vermont. : )
It is a community built on terraces and I have a lovely view of Mt. Hood from my little balcony…looking over my neighbors’ roofs on the street below.
I hope you are working away on your art or craft projects or simply enjoying summer or winter! I plan to join a Rug Hooking Group in the Autumn and will enjoy working with my wools when the weather is rainy and cold!!!!
Enjoy!!! Happy Hooking…and Quilting too!!! Sunnie : )