On Saturday, I felt good enough to spend some time upstairs in my studio. There were two projects that were ready for me to work on, but instead I did what any good quilter would do…..I started something new!!
This new project stemmed from a conversation with my 90 year old Mother where she was bemoaning the fact that she didn’t have any handwork to be doing, so I decided to start another one of our collaborative projects.
I picked a pattern that I had on hand…..one by Piece O’Cake Designs…..
I first found this fabric and think that I will work my colors around it…..
But, I wanted to change things around a bit, so decided to use dark backgrounds and pastel flowers……
I will probably need to buy a few more dark blues and purples before I am thru, but have enough to get started.
I had a lot of fun plowing thru my fabrics and coming up with pastels that would work…..
A few years back I realized that much of my stash was made of darks and medium fabrics, especially bright ones, so I have been trying to make a conscious effort to add some lighter colors. From the looks of this table full of fabric, I think that I have accomplished my goal!!!
I had a fun few hours of picking fabrics and getting them fused on and ready to send to Mom. Here are the first two….
When I get the next two done, I will send them to Mom who will perform her magical Buttonhole Stitch around the shapes. As always, my biggest task will be to keep up with her!!!
Oh yeah, I have had few more “mini pep talks” from my throat lozenges….
– Buckle down and push forth!
– You’ve survived tougher
– Don’t waist a precious minute
– Don’t wait to get started
– Fire up those engines
– Dust off and get up
– Conquer today