Hi everyone from super hot NJ. I usually spend a lot of summer hours sewing, but I haven't gotten in the groove yet this year, but here is what I'm working on today - Mr. Lincoln.
I'm old school. I sketch, cut, audition, etc. How do you design? EQ? The old fashioned way? I think it's so interesting.
Here are my sketches for my Lincoln Challenge quilt that I'm doing with Jill and Susan.
The current version that I'm working on
Here are some blocks that I'm making.
And it took 2 sketches with notes to figure out the size I wanted. I'm a very visual learner. I don't even know what some of these notes mean now...
In a previous post there was a picture of this in the background and Quilt Hollow asked me about this collection. These are darning eggs, used to darn sock and other garments.
Here are some of my favorites:
Fancy silver handled darner
Pretty inlaid wood
These are marked "Dec. 18 1900" and have a metal ring for holding the item in place.
An assortment of thimbles -
They need a little cleaning, the tiny one is from my mothers' Monopoly game from the 1950s.
What are you up to?