April 20, 2010 § 23 Comments
I have to confess, I’ve been in a weird funk lately. It’s probably just the ebb and flow of life. And maybe it’s a sign to step back from things, breathe, and appreciate and enjoy the little things around me. Today I feel better. Maybe it’s the promise that summer is just around the corner. Or the biking excursions we have been talking and dreaming about. I hear Whistler, BC has some great bike trails and that a person can ride the gondola to the top of the mountain and then ride your bike all the way down. For some reason, that just sounds like a complete blast to me!
The quilt above is in the book The American Quilt and all those flying geese fascinate me! I’m feeling the need to cut up my stack of Hope Valley fabric and making something similar. Is anyone else a big fan of the flying geese block? Wanna join me in making a quilt like this? If there is enough interest, I could put together some measurements and cutting instructions… perhaps…
I’ve also been thinking about a putting together a Block of the Month quilt for the shop where I work using all those beautiful Westminster Kaffe Fassett, Philip Jacobs, and company of fabrics. I’ve been asking customers what it is that attracts them to Block of the Month programs. Is it the blocks? The quilt? Having someone else choose the fabrics for you? Or having a project to work on together with friends? Do you enjoy making more than one of the same block? Or do you need each block to be different? And… is anything longer than 12 months too long for you? I’ve been getting some interesting answers. What are your thoughts?
What’s occupying your thoughts lately? (Okay, that’s a lot of questions. Sorry! You don’t have to answer them. I’m just thinking out loud today)