|Completed Quilted Projects:
|2012, September: When
I originally started to blog my crafting, I was a Peace
Corps volunteer (2009-2011) and worked with a Woman's
group that was learning how to quilt, as was I. This led
to more projects for teaching than for myself. However, I
did have a couple of quilts that were made for our adopted
PC daughters - still a teaching project but made with love
For our adopted PC daughters:
These were used to show that you could quilt with more than just store-bought cottons when you had to. They are made out of polo shirts that were purchased in a thrift store for $3 per XXXL shirt. Cotton that was in stash was used for borders and binding and flannel for the backing. Small pillows completed the ensemble. These were given to them when we left Panama.
Then the oxford shirt quilt - $2 per XXXL shirt. Pieced borders and used a flannel in the stash for backing. Unfortunately it had too much pink for a boy and for girls, should have had no blue at all.
Other teaching projects, using fabric that the women didn't really like.
Then there are the flimsies that I didn't get made into anything myself but were part of the group effort.
And the ones that I never got photos taken of them.
|Anything that I have made in the 50 odd
years before this has never had a photo taken. Nearly all
has been given away as gifts with a few UFOs still around.
August 2011 I left to go to Colombia on another PC
assignment. Here too I found myself quilting as well as
teaching a Woman's group some crafting. They were not
interested in learning how to quilt so the quilting that I
did was just because ...