142. Recalling Denim

       I’ve made three quilts in my life. One was made of fortrel squares, sewed together in a pattern.  My grandmother did that and I wanted to try.

     I left home after high school and went on an eleven-month trip.  Five of those months were overseas in Malaysia. When I returned, I was probably in culture shock.  You know what it feels like when you’re at loose ends, something does not feel over and yet, you don’t know what you’re doing next.

       Quilting or being creative in the sewing area fit the bill. I made what I called a cup quilt or a tumbler quilt may be what the pattern is called.  A highlight for me regarding sewing was when I had the idea to make a full denim quilt. I don’t remember the pattern. I believe I wore out a pair of scissors trying to cut the denim. I know I broke many needles.

        I did make a full queen-sized quilt that actually ended up being a bedspread.

        It was so heavy. By the time it was done, I never wanted to quilt again. But, I was ready to move on in life.

        I have no desire in the quilting department although I love attending the quilt show each year at Viewpoint and may see some denim there. I rarely wear denim blue jeans. I think denim takes me back to the hard work feeling of a denim quilt.

       But, it did look good!

                                                        November 28, 2016 – Ten Minute Writing –


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