Seems like it's been a long time since I've rambled at you. I'm feeling kinda quiet these days; puttering with this and that and not accomplishing a big bunch of anything really exciting.
I made a couple pillows for #87pillows: the initiative was the brainchild of one of our MMQG members & the guild jumped on it...we're making a 14" pillow for every resident at a nursing home here in Halifax. I used the tutorial that The Hopeful Homemaker shared on her blog to make these...the 14" block was perfect for pillow fronts and sewed up easily.
Then I free pieced my 12" mini quilt for the swap the Maritime Modern Quilt Guild is doing with the Fraser Valley Modern Quilt Guild...this is my kind of math! Such a cute project...I almost hate to give it away!
Did a bit of shopping at Patch...still flipping my finger to the Stashpocalypse.
There was also not one, but TWO trips to the fabric room at Suttle & Seawinds in Mahone Bay lately that aren't yet documented with photos. It's possible that I am out of control.
Taught a super fun class at Patch last weekend in improv piecing...used my sample pieces to make a pillow front. I finally rigged up the ruler foot & table on The Robot and busted out some long arm rulers. I played with the sampler piece and the fun, purple block I made at Denas paper piecing workshop months ago. Definitely a learning curve with the rulers there: Murphys Law clearly dictates that they'll always slip when you are on the fabric with the most contrast to your thread. Gonna need to practice this technique a lot more to really master the hold and the spacing...these are far from perfect, but they're done!
My avoidance is in high gear...so rather than concentrating on getting my income taxes done on time, I pulled out the commissioned T-shirt quilt that has been sitting in the cupboard for a couple months now. All the shirts are fused to a stabilizer and "a plan" is in place. I know when you see my sketch you'll wonder if there's a plan at all, but trust me, it's in my head. This afternoon I got a couple rows lined up...which pleases me. I actually want to work on it now.
Starting is always the hard part.
Sometimes you just have to force yourself to start.
Strike a match.
The fire will follow.