Today is my 2 year Blogiversary. I feel torn because I'm almost too busy-distracted-preoccupied to even write a post and wouldn't have thought that possible two years ago or even last year on my first anniversary.
Maybe it's partly because my latest project is a secret so i can't show you even tho I finished last night. It took a dozen bobbins to pull off and I'm pooped.
And maybe because it's taken me so long to get to this point in the quilt. I feel like "in the old days" as soon as I basted it went straight to the machine but this one sat for an entire week.
FMQ and I still have a love hate relationship. Quilting with a contrasting thread is terrifying because everything shows but you at least you can see what you're doing. I tend to get sloppy and lost on blendy fabric because its so forgiving, so I'm not sure which I prefer.
And maybe because time is just flying by. This picture of me and my baby grand girl who is now a Half Year old proves my point. She's already sitting up by herself now.
Here's my piece from the latest workshop last Sunday "Stitch Africa" taught by Marion Coleman . The large aboriginal scrap was the closest I had in my stash and I added some tapa cloth and bits she brought to share. I was really drawn to those birds.
As I teaching artist, she was nice enough to allow photos of her work and this quilt below spoke to me as did many of her raw edge appliqué portraits. Add this technique to my bucket list.
|Quilt by Marion Coleman|
Actually, making a bucket list is on my bucket list - how out of control is that?!
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