Monday, July 27, 2015
Every morning I wake up to this blank wall
That being the case I got the bright idea to make a quilt, one I have no plans to sell, thus insuring it will not be seen outside my house where it will make those seeing my work think I have regressed to my beginning quilt making days. Even back then I never made a quilt that will be as utilitarian as the one I have in mind. Thinking that , I went looking for fabric I like, (1930's kind of stuff) to make a really simple block. The quilt for the space can be between 60-80 inches square. That means I will be making about 100 to 169 block since I decided to make it with 6 inch block constructed with 1/2 square triangle, One half a solid color and the other patterned. I have a pile of the patterned fabric 1/2 squares cut up and waiting. I won't cut the solid color halves until I am ready to make the blocks.
100-169 hmmm. Might have to change my thinking.
I will be home for the next 7 weeks before I am off to teach again. In that time with the condo all done I hope to get a lot done with this quilt and others..
As I am putting this quilt top together I will split my studio time with the piece that has been under the needle of my HQ 16 longer than any piece I have every painted. I started on it way back in April...
April, three months... man!
I tend not to pre plan the quilting of any piece I make but for some reason I am of two minds on this piece. One mind is saying, send it out to a long arm quilter. The other is of the opinion I should put up my floor frame, the one I transported from KY to MO and here to FL, and hand quilt it.
I had a wonderful time with the members of the Seaside Piecemakers on Florida's Space Coast quilt guild. Another great group.
The Quilt Place, in Rockledge, FL. . It was a good thing for my checking account t that I got there 10 minutes before they were scheduled to close. Despite that, I dropped a tidy sum.
Anyone who knows me would not be surprised at how much damage I did in that little time, especially when there were three people cutting the selections I was placing on the cutting counter..
I promised myself that I was not going to whine about the weather, but why can't some of this cloudy rainy weather go visit the people out West where they would welcome a few inches of this stuff.
I know, I know, It wouldn't be lush green tropical Florida if there was a draught, but really, everyday!