I did manage to squeeze in a little sewing. Firstly, I got my Low Volume quilt top assembled. And I love it! I started this way back here and here in November last year. (Oh, it only took me 6 months! Yay!)
I have one small problem though. I really think it needs a border. I'd planned to do this quilt without a border, but I think the machine quilting could distort my piecing on the edge of the quilt, so a border will help alleviate that. I think. If you have any thoughts on this, please share them with me.
The big problem is . . . I don't feel like cutting any more fabric for this. I was really hoping this was DONE, and I'm disappointed that the quilt is telling me it wants a border. Now I'm planning on doing more of the low volume fabrics for a chunky, scrappy border, and the idea of getting all the fabric out again and cutting it just makes me come to a screeching halt. Ugh. Absolutely no motivation.
Well, I don't think the "cutting elves" are going to come to my rescue so, if I want this truly finished, I'll have to bite the bullet, clean off the cutting table and start pulling my fabrics and cutting. *sigh*
I think my quilting mojo has left the building! I wonder . . . if I clean the quilt studio, do you think I might find it in there? I'd rather sew than clean, but I guess it's time to just do it.
I can't believe I did this whole top without having to buy any fabric! I guess that's why I have a stash. *Grin!* Many of these fabrics are old friends from the scrap bin. And the scrap bin is still full, somehow. Must have "fluffed" it! hee hee!
I even put some of my hand-dyed fabrics in here, scattered about the top. See that piece in the lower-left corner that is pink-ish next to the "blah" fabric? That is one of the hand-dyes. You should see the back of that piece - it's bright, not pastel! The white-on-white fabric toned down the color and it works as a pastel.
This is my lone bird I did for the Block Lotto in April. I got a bunch of fabrics ready to make more birdies, but never got it done. Unfortunately, I forgot to post this photo over at the Lotto, so I wasn't in the drawing at all. After all that trash-talking I did to Joe Tulips about how I was gonna win, too! She managed to make a whole flock of birds for herself, as well as for the Block Lotto. Maybe I'll do better this month.
|my camellia, about 2 weeks ago|
The last weekend of April I went down to the California Bay Area to visit my friends and attend their quilt retreat. I hadn't been there in 4 years, and it was so great to go! We had a blast! I'll try to do another post that shows all the great quilts that everyone had. I even got something done and another top almost done.
Here's a fun "test" to see how Left-brained/Right-brained and creative you are. I got 43% Left-brained and 57% Right-brained! Have fun with it! Wishing you a creative week!