Did you ever read the Ray Bradbury story "All Summer in a Day"? It's a bittersweet little story about life on a distant planet that has only one afternoon of summer a year and a little girl who misses out on it. For whatever reason, I've been way more interested in sewing than I have in blogging. This post is mostly all pictures...just to document what I've been doing in the studio. It seems my main adventure has now been taken over by hand-quilting, which I only work on at night. In the studio I feel in love with Interwoven, a pattern by Lo and Behold Stitchery. It's graphic, bold, and time-consuming - all strips are 1.5". This is pin-basted and ready for hand-quilting - Baptist Fans will complement the linear dominance nicely, I think. And check out the leftovers from Interwoven:
Leftovers from Interwoven
I'm not sure what this will be yet. But it's fun to play around with them? But I have to do something quick - I miss my design wall.
Thanks to the wonderful world of social networks, I have some Canadian quilting friends who are participating in the 52 blocks a week Sew-A-Long sponspored by the Canadian Quilters' Association. Every Tuesday morning, starting the 2nd week of January, a 6.5" block pattern is released. And so every week I have been making one of these blocks from my scraps. So far there are 16 weeks. I'm already thinking that I want to join these blocks with sashing to make a quilt of a usable size. It's kind of fun to spend 30 minutes a week and see how that time adds up.
7 in April
And of course Sew Powerful purses. I took 30 to the International Quilt Festival the end of March, Those purses went to Paducah for that quilt festival and have since made their way to Washington state. So I did seven more and sent them in for the May 1 deadline. And now? Here are two I've just finished for the November 1 deadline. And as soon as I finish this post, I will begin more.
Two for May
This Noodlehead 3-2-1 Tote called to me, and I made it from an old pair
of my jeans. A bit slouchy-looking but pretty handy.