Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Knit PH at Prospect Perk, May 12 '09

We had an intimate crowd at Perk. Archie dropped by for a bit, I hadn't seen him in a while. He was getting his allergy shots just around the corner. For me the the first round of spring pollen was murder, or least it looked that way — nose nose bleeds and all. Eliza brought in the last quilt to sew for Afghans for Afghans.

Luise and Marci jumped right into the sewing. I learned a new stitch that night — the "invisible stitch" (aka ladder stitch) which reminds me, I have to bring my glasses more often. The invisible stitch similar to the mattress stitch but worked from the wrong side of the quilt.
It takes less time, the seams are less bulky, and it allows you to sew unmatched sides together.

This quilt is simply beautiful. Although it may never hang in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, it reminds me of the work of Josef Albers. Quote Albers "Easy to know that diamonds are precious, good to learn that rubies have depth, but more to see that pebbles are miraculous." The colors in each square are like facets in a gem. It's made from left-over wool yarn, but mostly it's made with genuine care and sincerity. We're going to keep the quilt making as part of our Knit PH group.


Eliza said...

what a funny picture of me!

I don't know how ladder/invisible is different from mattress. Googling Ladder Stitch, I come up with the names as interchangeable. it just involves sewing the bars in the selvedges together.

Beth said...

Oh my gosh this is beautiful. I would love to do this with you all!