Aug 25, 2008

The fungly quilt, so far

This is so much fun! I'm really enjoying myself. Some of these fabrics were remnants from the dime store (when dime stores did sell fabrics!). And some of them were cut-offs that I got at rummage sales. In those years, when I was raising three kids, money didn't grow on trees, and there were no fancy quilt stores. The yard goods store was where I bought fabric to make summer dresses and blouses. The left-over bits went into my quilts. I made a few of these blocks especially for the fungly quilt, and the rest were just sample blocks and failed projects. I started thinking, "Is my quilt fungly enough?" Then I realized that that's not the "fungly way" to think! I'm also enjoying visiting other people's blogs to see their fungly masterpieces. I'm going to add a fungly border---to be continued--

6 comments:

Magpie Sue said...

Sounds like this would qualify for Finn's Orphan Train Quilt blog. If you're not familiar with it you can find it here:
http://orphantrainsfromfinn.blogspot.com/

Or you might let Finn know at her blog, Pieces From My Scrapbag. In the meantime, this looks great!

quiltingnana said...

love your comments about the fabric. I think your fabric fits the tradition of quilting...that's what I love about looking at my grandmother's quilts...remembering where the fabric was used elsewhere...and the tradition of using what was available...

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries said...

How very pretty. Left over fabric from clothing makes some of the prettiest quilts. Have a great weekend, blessings, Kathleen

Karen said...

I used to buy fabric at Grant's and Scott's 5 & 10. Those days are long gone. Oh, yes, there was Woolworth's, too. Fond memories.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Thanks for all the comments Roz. I tried to email you back but your profile has no-reply linked with it.

belinda said...

You are doing such a good job on your supposed "UGLY" quilt. Hasn't it been fun!