Friday, July 11, 2008
My Back Pages 4
Back in the fall of 1996, I was newly (and happily) unemployed and the Internet had just arrived in my life. Once I was connected, the first thing I did was to go looking for quilt-related online adventures. I joined the QuiltBee listserv and of course was immediately and totally inundated with gobs and gobs of email.
Eventually I ended up in a small spin-off QuiltBee group and had a lot of fun with that for about a year until things went south with most of the group, which is neither here nor there. But along the way, we made birthday blocks for each other. Each person had a signature block and then made it for the others in colors of the recipient's choice. Each time I made a block for someone else, I made a block for me too. So I have a set of star blocks in wildly disparate colors which have been languishing in the orphan bin since about 1997.
I was thinking about the lost treasure (or not!) in my orphan bin and dug out these blocks a couple weeks ago and have had them on my design wall. I'm thinking they would make a pretty little quilt, sashed with something quiet.
Since this seems to be The Year of Getting Stuff Done (just finishing up quilts #5 and 6 for the year, SO FAR. Quite a total for me!), I ought to get on with this one too, and reduce that orphan pile just a bit.