I've been busy and also fighting a couple of nasty infections. I've got a sinus infection that won't let go and also an abscessed tooth that has to come out on Tuesday. Ugh . . . I'm really not looking forward to that! I'm hoping for general anethesia. I'm such a wimpy chicken at the dentist's. It seems that the third antibiotic might finally be working on the sinus infection. *fingers crossed*
Before all that started, I managed to get some sewing done. And I can show you all my "secret" sewing, as it's all been received now.
|Fragments - 21 x 19 inches|
Do you have trouble deciding how to quilt your project? I'm usually afraid that I'm going to screw it up and that paralyzes me. I thought about how this piece was kind of an afterthought, and totally free and wonky, and then decided I didn't have to do heirloom quilting here. So I liked the idea of wonky squares around the squares. It's not a lot of quilting, but enough for a small wallhanging.
And while I was working on the center, I thought some kind of squares in the border would work nicely. DH suggested that same idea! So, it was decided. I fiddled with a test sample for a little bit, and then did this border pretty quickly. I was afraid I might sew myself into a corner, but it worked out fine. I had to stop and think a few times though!
I couldn't find the rest of my fabrics that matched. I must have put them in a safe location! So I perused my Great Wall of Fabric, and found this batik. It is exactly the right colors, and I liked the contrast of the circles with the squares in the quilt. So, I got one thing finished this month!
Belinda of Brown Dirt Cottage
Julie of Quilter Behind the Barn Door blog
Marj of Eclectic Quilter blog
Here are my Pay It Forward gifts, all completed and now all delivered! I had fun picking out the fabrics to personalize these for each recipient. Please visit their blogs to see the goodies I put in the bags.
DH and I went to the Western Washington Fair in Puyallup the other day. We didn't stay too long, as we only visited the pots and potters at the Artists in Action section, and of course saw the quilts. There were some beautiful quilts there, but as I forgot to bring the camera, I can't show them to you! (That bad blogger again!) There were quite a few I recognized from some of the quilt shows I've been to this year. I never thought to enter any of mine! (I've been a bear of very little brain lately, it seems.) Maybe next year I can get it together enough to do that.
Now, I'm off to the quilt studio to work on my exchange blocks. I'm making an effort to get some stuff done and out of the way. I've got too many projects "in process".