Quilting is becoming an increasingly important and integral part of my life. My creative outlet changes how I view the world around me, influences the activities I pursue with my family, and introduces me to new people whose life paths wouldn't ordinarily intersect mine. My life is much like my favorite types of quilts - scrappy and unconventional, full of interest and surprises, and with an underlying current of making do (and making something beautiful!) with what I have.
Thursday, November 3, 2016
A start and a finish
I finished sewing together the Community Quilt top and sent it off to the long arm quilter. I'm going to the fundraising dinner and silent auction for Project Horizon where it will be offered up, and I plan to bid on it for myself - well, for a family member. Part of me hopes it sells for more than I can afford, but part of me hopes it stays within my price range.
It measures 64.5" x 80.5"
Meanwhile, I made the mistake of visiting some blogs...I love blogs for the inspiration, but I'm too darned ADD to stick with just one project from start to finish without getting distracted by other possibilities. Have you seen the Charming Plus Quilt Along? Yeah, I started that, too. I was cutting up scraps that had been donated and thought "why not cut them into the sizes needed for the quilt along?"
I haven't sewn the blocks together yet...
My goal for the end of this week, though, is to get caught up on the Westering Women BOM. 8 blocks done, two blocks to do to get caught up.