Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Still Here, Still Quilting
Okay, now, so where was I? Oh yes, the last you heard from me I was just about to step into the maelstrom that this school year was to become. Has become? Not too sure of the correct verb tense here.
This year has just been crazy busy, crazy stressful. Crazy, crazy, crazy.
Two weeks ago I was filling out midterm progress reports for one of my students when I noticed the teacher had written "third quarter" on the top. Third quarter? THIRD quarter? Surely that couldn't be right. We're already in the third quarter? When did that happen?
So, before the rest of the year slips away, I thought I'd better get back to blogging--because I did miss it. I miss writing about what I've been doing and I miss reading about what everyone else in Blogland has been doing.
This quilt is one that I worked on last year and actually got hand quilted this past summer. Pieced and quilted in the same calendar year, quite a new concept for me! Many of you will recognize it as the Pineapple Blossom design from Bonnie at quiltville.com. This was a lot of fun to piece. And to quilt. Just the right size to put in a small quilting hoop and work on during those long summer evenings. (Remember those? ) The little pinwheels around the border are made from the parts that get cut off as you sew the blocks. I liked the idea of carrying them outside the blocks into the borders.
I showed it in a quilt show this fall--not to be judged, just to be exhibited. (I promise you that the sides are straight; it was just hung rather awkwardly at the quilt show, even though it had a hanging sleeve. The little doohicky in the bottom right corner is our quilt guild's badge.) It now belongs to my great niece in Iowa. I think it's just the thing for a little girl.
I've actually got some other projects that I've been working on this fall and winter, but I'll save those for another post.