although quilting has taken a back seat to the other endeavors in my life at this time, it surely hasn’t stopped…just slowed down. i’m okay with that as i realize that school is just a ‘season’ at this point, although i’ve calculated that i’ve done school, in one form or the other, for over 33 years of my life. you’d think that i would be a genius at this point, huh? 😉
about a week before my easter break, i stumbled across my inspiration file by accident. i swear, that folder of pictures gets me into more trouble! i came across a picture that i had found who knows where, but it get the heart racing. again, fabrics were pulled from my stash that i now refuse to be ashamed of. i’m using it so it’s money well spent in my book!
part of the charm of the antique quilt this is based on is the simplicity (all solids…and only 3 colors!) and the amazing amount of quilting that the original maker put into it. absolutely stunning.
does it not make you drool too? yeah…me neither. 😉
it didn’t take long for me to get some diamonds cut out so i could start hand-piecing them together. in no time, i had 6 put together (enough for the first row). i’m only shooting for a twin size finished quilt to satisfy my need. and, if you notice, the pieced border is just lopped off. what’s not to love?
i’m still working on it as i have time and am getting close to having enough for two rows. i even was able to squeeze in some pieced leaves on my break as well (haven’t forgotten about susan).
progress, however slow, is much appreciated. and that inspiration file? i’m going to hide it from myself for awhile.