Quilts have long been treasured possessions. I know that I treasure each and every quilt that I have ever made. I bet you're no different.
I came across this snippet of interest in an old "Homespun diary and thought that I would share it with you.
" In Shakespeare's day, one's bed quilt was considered such a valuable item that it was often mentioned in a person's will. A home usually had two sets of quilts and bed furnishings - one for show and used only by guests, and one for daily use. In a gesture of questionable affection, Shakespeare bequeathed to his wife the second - best quilt set, together with the matrimonial bed and all the side curtains and other furnishings. Interesting it was probably his wife who made all the textiles for the bed in the first place"
Hummm...has anyone mentioned their quilts in their will? I know that I have certain quilts that I enjoy seeing my family use on a day to day basis. Other quilts I have tucked away for special occasions. Come to think of it I also have some quilts tucked away that are considered too special for anything! Kind of defeats the purpose of making them in the first place. Although I'd like to think that I'm preserving them for future generations.
Until next time.
Thursday, July 12, 2007
"What are bom projects?" I hear you say. BOM stands for block of the month and it refers to quilt patterns that are broken down into more manageable blocks or rows to work on each month. The complete pattern is usually made up of a series of 12 patterns, although it can be more or less. The pattern is sold as a complete set or is packaged together with the fabrics needed for each pattern.
Working through a quilting bom project has lots of advantages. It's a wonderful way to tackle more complicated quilting projects. The pattern is simplified by progressing one block at a time. This means that sewing more challenging quilts becomes a breeze.
Block of the month projects are also great for learning different techniques.Some are designed to give you experience with a new technique or piecing method each block.
The exciting news is that there are two new quilting bom projects currently featured on the Stitching Cow website. Hours of enjoyment could be yours. Take a sneak preview here.
Until next time happy quilting!