So much going on this week, that I’m having a hard time organizing my thoughts into a remotely cohesive post, paired with pretty photos to share of course. I’ve been sitting here for the past hour, curled up in my pj’s with some classic Law & Order episodes, spewing on about how the move is going, the state of the house, the state of my sanity, Russell’s frenzy to finish his master’s degree, and my attempts to prepare for the soon-to-come renovations, final packing, moving, cleaning…with a couple of pretty quilt tops thrown in…AND, I just deleted the entire post. On purpose. Not sure why.
WHEW! My head is jam packed, full of daydreams and to-do lists. I’m excited, overwhelmed, nervous.
These love bugs are my sanity. I hold their soft cheeks and suddenly the rest is all a blur, and we’re giggling, twirling, sword-fighting, and taking zillions of photos. (Note to self: I need to print more photo books before the urge completely escapes me.)
But somehow I’ve managed a bit of sewing amidst floor shopping and Craigslisting more than my husband can stand!
Turned in a couple of small quilts to the Denver Art Museum, which will be part of their upcoming textiles exhibit, Spun, which opens May 22nd and runs all summer long. I got such a thrill out of finally practicing some hand quilting on my vintage hanky mini, albeit days, even hours before I was due to turn in the quilt (you know how I roll).
Honestly, I couldn’t think of any other way to quilt the hankies. I couldn’t bear to touch them with a machine. Just didn’t feel right. These were my grandmothers, you know, and they were so delicate that I had to interface them before I could even start to piece. Thought about Sashiko-style quilting, but even that felt too bulky. Traditional hand quilting was the answer. I’m no pro, mind you, so I didn’t go nuts. Just a few simple outlines to make the flower pop.
And my first scalloped border! What a time to be trying out so many firsts, but on a quilt to be displayed at a renowned art museum! Eek! What can I say….I quilt my heart, and this is what it spoke.
More on the hankie quilt later….I get a sneak peak of the display in 2 weeks, so more then!
Also got my Shelburne Falls top to the long-armer. Actually, another first- first quilt I’ve EVER sent to be long armed, period. I figure, heck, if I’m ever gonna do it, now is the time. I’m ridiculously busy, I’m dreaming of what rugs and furniture will go with our soon-to-be-installed rustic hardwood floors, and all I want to do is drape this quilt on the bottom of my bed!
That’s all for now! Hoping your week is off to a great start, and that you’ve got some beauty blooming amidst your chaos.