Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Making the (semi)old new again

My mother made some blocks, all by hand, when she was learning to quilt with a neighbor. She lost interest and has had the blocks for about 25 years. She gave them to me about 5 years ago, and I wondered what to do with 3 blocks, so,they sat there.

This Christmas, she asked me for a table runner in red, white and blue. I went out and bought the fabrics and was ready to cut them up when I thought,"Hmmmm...I have those blocks!" They are maroon, cream and blue, so I took them out and played with them. They would be a lovely, big table runner. So I sewed, and pieced and quilted. 

Almost finished! It's been a long time since I "free ranged" as I call it! 

Have a wonderful and blessed Christmas!