Blue, it is ~
I always pack my camera. I take my laptop. I plan my projects accordingly. I have EVERY intention of blogging when I’m at retreat ~ live-action, creativity-intense blogging of both my projects and my friends’.
And I fail. Sometimes just a little, sometimes a lot. This one was a biggie. There were some great projects to see this weekend. Blame it on being sick, focused on my quilting, just plain lazy, or even the truth: I’m having too much fun to bother. So there it is. I could promise to do better. I won’t.
So what did I accomplish this weekend? Min’s quilt top is nearly finished. Just one more round of white sashing strips and it’s ready to quilt. Or it will be once I decided how I want it quilted. Cue the nervous butterflies.
I’m ridiculously happy with this one.
About 1/2 the blocks came from a virtual quilting bee almost 2 years ago. I sent out the fabrics with instructions to make a modern log cabin block. No wonky, but other than using the white for the centers, anything goes. They were amazing, each one different, and I knew almost immediately that this was Min’s quilt.
To be honest, when I packed the project box on Friday, I thought there were more blocks in the set. I quickly realized this was a bigger task than I remembered, especially since I wasn’t even close to having a layout planned.
Despite some really wretched weather this weekend, silver lining was how much I love sewing with these fabrics and colors. Every one. Working on it was a joy.
Fourteen new log cabin blocks, plus two frames (white and navy) on all 25 blocks, plus sashing strips and it’s nearly finished. Like magic. Or maybe not magic. Maybe just a lot of love and a little inspiration. She loves blue.