I belong to 2 Quilt Guilds and they each have an auction each year to raise money for the guild. I really didn't want to go Monday night but since I had responsibilities to the guild I went. That comment of my Mother's went through my head over and over. I was not strong. I bought some work for my self: (click on it to enlarge it)
This 1930's top. Hand pieced. Lays flat. Unfinished. Interesting set. About 78 X 90. The sides are very straight but the ends either need half blocks or something.....(look on the upper right and you can see the 'holes' that will need filling.) There were some blocks also. It is really pretty; and the yellow is very bright. So now I have project #83? It also caused me to ask myself these questions:
- Does this mean that since I have 5 children I need to find 5 antique quilt tops to finish so I can give one to each of them?
- Is this the start of a bizaar new addiction; buying other's unfinished work since I don't have enough of my own?
- or is it just the start of a collection of Grandma Flower Gardens?
- will this look good folded at the foot of Andrew's bed; on top of his yellow and green pinwheel quilt?
- Should I stop everything and finish this next?
- Does it count as a WISP (work in slow progress) if it newly acquired?
- Should I, instead of taking my sewing machine and iron and cutting board, table and chair, just take this, to guild quilt retreat, and applique it to a background so I can have even edges?
Enquiring minds want to know.