Monday, March 23, 2020

Floral Purge

Nine years ago, Bonnie Hunter came to my quilt guild and led a workshop on her Scrappy Mountains Majesty pattern.  I had already made a quilt using that pattern, so while I attended, I played around with my blocks, hoping to make something different.  I pulled that UFO out again last week, and started playing around with it again.  I realized that I had the capacity to make a flimsy that is about 90" square with the blocks I had cut out, which is exactly the size I've been looking for to make a duvet cover, so this quickly became my top priority project.

While I started the project as a way to purge my stash of old-fashioned florals, the more I work with this, the more they are growing on me.  The individual fabrics themselves still don't really appeal to me, but I'm liking the way they are coming together. 
Ugh!  See that muddy patch in the bottom right?  Why do I only notice these things in photographs - AFTER it has been sewn together???

I went back to work today...but since we are working from home these days, it means I was still in my sewing room/home office, but I spent it on the computer instead of sewing.  When I emerged from a day of virtual meetings and phone calls, it was to this winter wonderland...except my calendar now says spring!  I'm not excited about this turn of events!

But, once I was done with work for the day, I was able to turn my attention back to sewing - no dorm duty to worry about since the kids are all at home.  And I was smart enough to put dinner in the crockpot this morning before my first meeting even began, so I was FREE to play for the rest of the day!

And if you played along with the quilty adoption, please know that I have emailed Joyce, Joy, Sharon, Becky, Maggie and Mari to send me their addresses so I can send out their tiny adoptees.  I'll pop them in the mail as soon as I hear from you.

Be well, everyone!

I'm linking up with Oh Scrap and Monday Making.