June 30th, 2008
I made the pattern and cut the pieces for this quilt in January, and it’s been sitting in my unfinished project bin ever since. I took it back out again last weekend, in my project flurry-of-usefulness, and got each of the complex, bricklayer patterned-squares pieced and nicely pressed. I’m adding in three freestyle (well, they’re all pretty freestyle) blocks that have small pieces; not postage-size, more like half a bookmark. This quilt was inspired by the Gee’s Bend quilts that I can’t seem to stop talking or thinking about. I meant to take a picture of the drawing of the finished pattern I made, so you could see the bigger picture. I’ll have to remember to do that. I think I’ll hand quilt and bind this one, using those great basting instructions I posted last week.
I had a wonderful weekend spent lounging in the sun and reading a few books. I just finished “The Whole World Over,” by Julia Glass, which was fantastic. It was a beautiful story told from four perspectives that alternated by chapters. I’ve just started into “Happiness Sold Separately,” another Lolly Winston book, which is just as good as the last one thus far. The warm sun, blue skies, free time, and pleasant company was just what I needed to dose away the doldrums. I’m feeling refreshed and renewed.
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