Monday, July 22, 2013

Regaining momentum

Parliament Hill, Ottawa, CanadaJust before we left on vacation, I was making good progress quilting the blue Kyoto Gardens.  We had a lovely vacation in Ottawa (Canada’s capital) enjoying the sights, letting the kids soak in Canadian history, and reconnecting with some family and friends.  I had a wonderful trip but by the time I came back I had lost all my quilting momentum.

Most of last week was spent feeling I should be finishing up Kyoto Gardens but not actually doing so.  I didn’t work on anything else either, since I should have been working on Kyoto Gardens.  On Friday I realized I had a gift to make so started in on a table runner, and that was OK, because it has a deadline so I could neglect the other.  I regained a bit of momentum and finished the top last night.

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Wide orange runner 3

It’s a repeat of one I designed a couple of years ago in orange/red/yellow to use up extra flying geese units. This weekend’s version is in colours that will go with the recipients’ home d├ęcor, but I think this design would work in pretty much any colour scheme.  I may need to try this I Christmas fabrics… but first I need to get the brown and blue one quilted and sent off to its new home.