Tuesday, April 6, 2010

April 6th is National Tartan Day

April 6th is National Tartan Day. I think of sewing with Homespun Tartan Plaids.

A group I formerly quilted with every Wednesday, back in TN, swapped 2" x 6" plaids from our stashes. I printed and passed out the "Brick Walk" pattern for every one to use. Several members went right home, put their pieces together and had tops by the next week. Several of us added our bags of pieces to our UFO shelves, there probably should have been "BUP shelf" - Bags of Unstarted Projects. Every year on National Tartan Day I think of the bag of pieces and of the past friendships. One of these days I will dig the bag of plaids out, sew them together and think of all the good times our group had together. Our "Secret Santa Swap", trips down to Mary Jo's, quilting retreats at Buffalo Mountain Methodist Camp, trips to quilt shows and state quilt guild meeting. We had a lot of great times!


YankeeQuilter said...

I had no idea there was a national tartan day...and here I am married to a Scottish man! Does that mean I should go out an buy plaids today?!

KQ Sue said...

Most definitly! Use any excuse you need to buy fabric.

Karen said...

Hmm. I have a lot of things started or that I have swapped over the years also. I keep thinking I need to dig them all out one of these days and finish them before I get to buried. LOL Homespun plaids look fun to work with! :0)

Sophie said...

Thanks for leaving your blog site for us at the American Quilter's Society to read, it's a great blog. Check our facebook page on Friday to find out the winner of the Blog-of-the-Week!

We love this (it reminds me of Clark Kent and his plaid shirts, it's comforting in a weird way); keep up the beautiful quilting!


Vals Quilting said...

that kind of reminds of a quilt I finished and it was truly made with scraps including old kitchen drapes :) I took a small swatch of each of the fabrics and created a legend to remember past projects and who they were for.