My hobbies are sewing, quilting and reading. Activities: Writing fiction and poetry
I'm always working (or pretend to be working) on more than one project at a time. These are some "germs" that I hope will turn into quilts. Unfortunately, it takes courage to start one, and eyestrain to finish it. Note: I give my quilts names, for several kinds of convenience.
Remembrance of a grammar-school friend
A sampler quilt inspired by a favorite novel
I'm already working on both of these quilts at once. The Camilla (yo-yo pattern) is so easy, it's relaxing after working on the sampler.
Quilt Points of Interest
The word quilt is derived from the Latin culcita, meaning a padded and tied mattress.
When Henry VIII married Catherine Howard, he gave her 15 quilts as a wedding gift. (I found another source that said it was 23 quilts!) Some of these were probably Flower Garden (hexagon) quilts, as the pattern goes back before Tudor times.