It has definitely been a long and stressful summer, much good, some bad. I forgot what it was like to be 16 years old and 21 years old, but this summer I re-experienced it. The road to adulthood is sometimes a bumpy ride. In any case, two weeks ago we cleaned out my sewing room to make room for my son. He has set up the space nicely. I have a large pile of materials in the basement to sort through yet. If I can manage to store it all, I will. However, I am getting rid of some things that I haven’t used for a long time such as my papermaking supplies.
Finally last night I got back to business and laid out this quilt. It is fairly large probably: 6 feet by 5 feet. I wasn’t able to photo it all but here is a sample.
I should easily be able to get the top together this week, then next week to the fabric store!
This summer has been busy mostly good some bad…in any case as usual sewing is my relaxation and joy and escape. I am not so good this summer at documenting what I have been up to. I have been slowly working on this blue quilt in the background, cutting squares while watching tv, sewing and pressing. I have finished a few blocks now and feel like I am on the down hill, at least with the top.
The fabric already is infused with memory. A friend at work gave me the Christmas and snowflake fabric, the blue flowers are from my aunt.
The butterfly fabric on this one is from my niece’s quilt, and the little all over flower on the bottom right is my from my aunt.
I have fabric from my grandmother on the Porter side, too, but those blocks aren’t done. It feels good to move forward, and as I remind myself- every time I sew them together, my number of seams halves.