Saturday, February 8, 2014

The puff sampler ...

Hee hee. I was just remembering when we were children, my siblings and I, we didn't call them "quilts" nor "comforters". During all our growing up years these bed clothes were known as "puffs". The memory brings a smile.

I like the word "puff" and think I'll start using it instead of "quilt."

So here now presenting my sampler puff. I finished the handstitching during this evening's Olympics coverage. I like handstitching, and first discovered this when hemming cloth on the loom. It's quiet, slow--yet steady work. I hand stitched the binding on the back side using ladder stitch. What a clever little stitch! Totally invisible. Shown in second picture.


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  1. What a beauty your puff is, Bernard. It's great to see the variety in blocks. Do you have a favourite one you enjoyed piecing the most?

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    1. Thank you, jak. :) I am very partial to the log cabin squares. Yes, I enjoyed making those very much.

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  2. Lovely work, as always. I like how you've taken the traditional elements and put them together in a contemporary way.

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  3. I like "puff." It sounds cozy. It is really lovely.

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    1. Thanks, Bee! It's nice to 'see' you! I think I'll be down your way pretty soo. Will stop by.

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