Thank you all for your kind words regarding Fe Dog passing on. I stepped back from sewing for the week and occupied my mind with running and family. My mantra for this is “keep moving.” I have a variety of projects to keep myself busy, and the weather is certainly encouraging outdoor play.
Top on the project list is Kara’s wedding quilt. Since I was unable to locate more of the natural linen, it has been sitting idle waiting for some inspiration. Last night I decided to use the natural Kona I had and continue with an edge of a single print. I’ll add another bold solid edge and wrap the whole thing up with gray Kona.
I ran out of white thread, otherwise I might have done a marathon session. Sewing straight strips after dealing with little patchwork and linen seemed so quick. I was loving the results.
Knowing I also need to move forward on Lisa’s wedding quilt (What a Bunch of Squares Quilt by Denyse Schmidt), I took some time, and cut the clouds. I’ve done a similar quilt here. This time I will likely just go improv. It takes too much time to cut.
The project I am most excited about is the coming together this June of some very talented quilting women in Seattle for our own quilting bee.
I have very much enjoyed the virtual quilting bees, but had myself a bit of a chuckle when I was first involved in one. After all, isn’t a quilting bee a social event? Now in hindsight, I’ve discovered that even virtually you can socialize and make lifelong friends.
I suggested all we take some Kona and our scraps. I’ve been sorting, and haven’t even plunged into the trunk that sits next to my machine.
But what fun. Here’s our line up. Go check them out.