This just might be the Summer of Quilting.
I miss working in my garden but let's face it--
the quilting room is not a bad alternative.
I have this UFO that needs binding but I'm not
allowed to bend, lift or twist, so maneuvering
a quilt on a machine is probably not a good idea.
Ugh! This one just needs binding!
Maybe I could, maybe I couldn't.
Who knows, but after what I've been through,
I'm not taking any chances. Ever again.
Those that know me well see a completely different person here, post-op!
So, yes. I set an "unfinished" aside.
You can see Chloe was about as bothered by this
poor quilting etiquette as I was...
On to choosing that first
(and second, if we're being honest!)
project of the summer.
Keeping my fabric "fresh" and to a minimum is a
priority so I quickly zero'd in on an aging layer cake...
...and a pattern that has yet to be tried.
Pay no attention to the name atop the pattern!
Cinch is apparently a relative term.
I haven't felt up to par for many months,
and I sure haven't been interested in quilting
during that time. Sad, I know.
But now, it was good to be able to at least do
something useful and creative so I set to work,
albeit rather half-heartedly.
Seeing a lap-quilt left too much of my layer cake
untouched, I moved on to the twin size.
Lap quilts are my preference for enjoyable machine-quilting;
bigger ones get more difficult. Let's hope this was the right decision!
I can't say these are my favorite colors but at this
at this point, my interest was getting piqued.
And here we'll stop to ponder something:
exactly how does this whole stash-busting thing
really work, anyway? You see, I'm realizing that
I'm going to need an ivory background,
some sashing, some borders...
Nothing will get you into the
quilting mood like a trip to the quilt shop.
I'll catch back up in a day or so after I have
a little more progress to report.