I seem to be opening old project files looking for virtual quilts this week … playing with blues … lots of them.
Doesn’t matter if we make modern quilts … in my book all our quilts are modern anyway, even of they are old fashioned colours, or styles … but we all use modern tools, and don’t have to use old fashioned household equipment!
The Luxury of Modern Day Quilting
(I do a lot of hand work, but even then I use modern tools to design, print patterns and cut, and for applique we have fusibles and glue to help!)
Thank you … the article which prompted my comment was also well said.
I like the choice of blocks in this one. Interesting article! We do have it a lot easier these days. (even down to the inside loo!)
One of the features still found on the farm I grew up on is a working outside loo … though it has been supplemented by an inside version now. Very handy for parties though!
Mum planted a rather nice border along the path to the loo, and called it Dunnycan Row! It may have looked pretty, but it didn’t make the trip warmer on a cold, frosty night!
PS … I am just old enough to remember the genuine long drop outside the gate which the brick outhouse replaced!
I too remember before we had running water in the house and indoor plumbing for the “loo” Living on a farm rather than the city meant it took much longer to get to us. Also we had “lighter” pockets than most when we were growing up. It was a real treat to get the indoor plumbing. I can’t imagine having time to quilt before we had all the conveniences we have now.
Neither can I, but they used to do all the cooking and cleaning the hard way, and still make quilts totally by hand. And that would have been after they made clothes!
One thing which amuses me with modern appliances, is that I can do the dishes by hand in fifteen minutes if we have had a few people around for a meal, and that includes wiping down all the benches and table … dishwashers take at least half an hour. Admittedly I leave the dishes to dry all by themselves, but then it still takes about the same time to put them away from the rack on the sink as it does to get them out of the dishwasher.
Automatic washing machines are even worse … we still have a twin tub and take about half an hour to do the washing for two, which is the time it takes an auto machine to do one load! Only one load of clothes needs more than a quick wash and rinse. Harder work for us, but time and money saved!