Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Quilt Patties

I was really hoping to feel well enough to sew today but I have not had a great day. I was told recovery would be difficult but I'm not sure I was ready for this. Anyway, I needed to feel as if I was accomplishing something so I pulled out the perpetual project, Grandmothers Flower Garden. I am sewing it all by hand and have been working on it for....well, FOREVER! It's beautiful though and I will hand quilt it when I'm done.


Nana Dani said...

I am not sure what you are recovering from, but wanted to share your joy of doing a grandmother's flower garden quilt. It has been my perpetual project also. I am a missionary in fiji and the quilt travels well and is a memory quilt for me, of all the scraps from clothes I have made for my children and grandchildren, and quilts I have made. I googled Quilt Patties, because I want to get more and I can't find them. I work as a counselor at a shelter for unwed mothers and besides counseling, I am teaching sewing, quilting, crochet and knitting. Do you have any idea where to buy these on line?
Just want to encourage you as you recover. Take time to heal and your project you picked up is a great way to rest and enjoy something you love at the same time. God bless you. Thanks, Dani

A Joyful Soul Fabrics said...

Hi Dani! Actually, this post was 3 years ago after some pretty major abdominal surgery. Reading this post brought me right back to how miserable I was! Recovery was tough! But, I am happy to say that 3 years later I am happy, healthy and the surgery was a success! These "quilt patties" as I refer to them are technically referred to as English Paper Piecing patterns. If you google "English Paper Piecing" you will pull up a plethora of information regarding the technique as well as the die cut paper pieces that you can purchase. Since I am an independent fabric store, I know how important it is to shop local and independent so I buy mine from our local quilt shop. Seeing as how that is not possible for you right now, I am certain you can find an online retailer via the search phrase above. You may also find a pattern that you can print online to make your own! I would suggest printing the pattern on a piece of card stock paper, if you have it available, as it would be sturdier and reusable. If you need any more help locating them, let me know. I can dig a little further and find an online shop where you can order them! Thank you for your kind words!