Trying to stay focused and work with what I have on hand, I found myself working with all these tiny floral calicos from the 80s and 90s. Nice, but overwhelming in the quantities I own.
Kind of like when working on the *ugly* pink quilt
, alone these fabric don’t do a thing for me, but when put together, they really aren’t half bad.
On Sunday, I decided my next quilt would be a string quilt using 8 1/2″ squares of computer paper, as the backing. I then proceeded to ignore the overfilled trash can, as I listened to Brideshead Revisited
as an audiobook, and removed all that paper. This mess is why I don’t make more string quilts. I’m guessing paper pieced blocks are the same way…
But Brideshead? Great book, highly recommended!
Does looking at these colors make you want Smarties, too??? Of course, they were my all time favorite candy, as a kid. Pure sugar. And prettily colored, to boot!
It was Peter’s night to cook dinner and he put a corned beef into the crock pot so there was really no reason for me to pop out, of my studio, all day. I even got it layed out and pin basted. And the corned beef was out of this world. Peter knows what he’s doing stuffing it with garlic!
Then on Monday, after playing catch up on laundry folding and generally picking up the house I got it machine quilted and a binding made and attached. I now *get* why people machine quilt. This baby was quilted in under an hour. Now to get the binding hand stitched down and to embroider my name and location.
This quilt is headed Margaret’s Hope Chest
as part of their A Mother’s Hope
program. I am hoping a new mom, dealing with postpartum depression will find comfort in it. It is a pretty amazing new program where the moms, with their babies, come in together, everyday, from 9-3, for therapy. It is only the second program like it in the country. Pretty amazing what is going on in my hometown. I love G.R.
Staying focussed and working with what I have on hand made me come away with a whole new appreciation for some lesser than favorite fabrics.
Also makes me want Smarties.
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