Once upon a time,
long ago and far away
while on vacation,
I started this quilt…
I diligently sewed these little squares together by hand
(I didn’t have my sewing machine with me).
You can tell I was a beginner because some of the squares don’t line up!
For years these nine-patch blocks sat forgotten…
The nice lady who owned the cabin we stayed in gave me a bag of scraps
from her collection. She was an avid quilter and had lots & lots of fabric.
I was a beginner and just wanted something to do at night while on our
restful vacation. (There was no TV, radio, internet, or signal).
We liked it so much there that we went back several years later, Btw.
They were random scraps I probably never would’ve chosen,
but I was just happy to have some fabric to sew together.
(BACK TO QUILT STORY…)
Then one day
I “found” them and said, “Oh! Alas! The forgotten blocks
from that vacation long ago and far away!”
I decided to bring those blocks together
and begin the process of finishing this neglected quilt.
I didn’t over-think it, I just sat and sewed the blocks together.
I had been thinking about putting a black border around the sides
to make it big enough for a lap quilt, but…
Or maybe I should just make it a table cloth with a nice border around it??
I could take it on picnics…
And so… the Forgotten Quilt will soon be finished and
forgotten no longer.
I’ll post soon with the finished look.