Friday, August 10, 2012

A Blast From the Past

I've been MIA again....not spending a lot of time sewing anything of substance, but that will change this weekend. Vintage Rouge BOM followed by Mimi Dietrich book signing Saturday should have me in the mood to come home and get some real work done instead of piddling along on the Halloween embroidery when I'm a car passenger.

In the meantime, at Monday's Guild meeting one of the members left a bunch of old quilt mags on the table out in the lobby. Being a relatively recent quilter, I was curious as to what was going on 10+ years ago, so I picked up a few to take home to read.

First up, I fell in love with this quilt. I couldn't get the greatest photo off a glossy magazine page, but you can click on it to enlarge to truly appreciate the color of this quilt. This was made in 2000. Reminds me a lot of Fat Cat Patterns' Fiesta BOM I started but have not finished (okay, okay, I did one block....but it's all boxed up and ready to go when I've got some free time)

I was totally a'giggle when I came across this ad for a Fons and Porter book in a magazine from 1994. Love the haircuts, ladies!

And fair is's a pretty formal looking Alex Anderson from 2000. This is most definitely a woman who has improved with age.

And if you've been to any large quilt show, you've surely had a chance to sit down and talk to John Flynn. Here he is in 1997. Give this one a click to enlarge.

While they didn't find new hairdressers, those are most certainly some stylin' specs on Marianne Fons in 2000.

And this was a real treat...this is a mini quilt made by Caryl. Bryer Fallert that was displayed at the 1994 International Quilt Festival in Houston. If I recall, it's 14" square. All I can say is Wowsers!

I've also had to do a little organization in the studio, which is another excuse for not sewing. The little devil dog has invaded the studio, having destroyed most of the cool crafty things I stored under the workbench in my workroom. One day it was my Microns and Sharpies from the basket on the sewing table shelf. Another day he pulled out more than one container (one was Vera Bradley) of note paper and shredded that all over the house, chewing the containers into non-recognition. The last straw was when he took my plastic flag dispenser from under the table. Poor Paco was walking around with little PostIt flags I use to mark patterns in the quilt mags stuck to his paws. It took me two days to find them all throughout the house.

Desperate times call for desperate measures, so I replaced my old wastebasket with one that closed (Tucker likes to role play as a garbage collector...fabric scraps, freezer paper....he takes it all, and I can't toss needles or pins out or he will eat them).

And all my pretty baskets of pens and papers and staplers and flags have now been stashed in two decorative boxes with magnetic closures. Pain in the ass for me, no more flags for Tucker.

I'll be back this weekend to share my August wool applique project. It just needs a hanging sleeve and then I'm done. And I think we need another giveaway. Stay tuned!

1 comment:

  1. How dare you take away the "darling" little dog's fun! Isn't it amazing how off limit items have magnetic appeal. Ms Cha Cha loves spools - the ones with lots of useable thread.


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