I started going into sewing withdrawal the first part of October. It hadn’t been terribly long since I sewed, but it felt like it as other things needed attention. The last few days I sewed and blithely ignored anything else. Ahh! I feel better now!
This isn’t what I planned top work on, but after teaching a class on this quilt I put all the pieces up on my design wall. They sat there all week and I finally decided to just sew the top since the pieces were all laid out already. I didn’t really feel like it, as I have made a few versions of this already, but by the time I had a few rows together I was excited about the quilt again. It is too purple for at least one member of the family, but I like how it is turning out! I will add a 1/2” border from scraps of the blue/green stars, and finish up with a wider border of purple scraps.
I think it will make a fine new cover quilt for my Sparkling Trail pattern. The current cover quilt in red and green makes people think it is a Christmas quilt. That’s perfectly OK, but it can be so much more! (Remember the 1930’s prints version, and the elegant black and red one? And of course, the original, the string version) I’m also thinking about doping a negative version, with assorted “modern” prints in the background and “low volume” text prints in the stars. I have my eye on Moda’s Modern Backgounds at the shop…
First, there’s a new fall quilt in the making. I popped into the shop on my way home from doing groceries yesterday. I thought it would be a quick visit because I thought I knew just what I wanted. Hmm. I came out with fabric for 2 quilts and pushed the limit on how long the groceries could keep in the car. I think everything is still safe to eat. Thank goodness I had the good sense to not buy ice cream!