Process & A Thanksgiving Giveaway
Back in March I posted this picture of all these tiny, Vintage Modern off-cuts from my Road to Cronulla quilt. I sewed them up into wonky, quarter square triangle units with the largest of them measuring 1.5″ unfinished. Who says I’m a size queen?! Since then, they’ve sat in a box, waiting for their turn to come out and play.
Well, this week, they finally got their turn. I needed some mindless, improv-ish style sewing to take my mind off some things and this proved just the trick. I made fourteen of these strips as shown below, each measuring about eighteen inches long. You may be a tiny dancer, but I’m a tiny piecer!
I’m going to insert some solid red in between the strips. They’re starting to remind me of Monet’s Poplar Trees, which is a direction I didn’t see coming, but I think I’ll run with it. This is the part of quilting I am so thankful for: the freedom to create in any direction you like, while letting things evolve naturally. I’m definitely not following any plan here!
Because it’s Thanksgiving, let’s have a giveaway! Here are two Vintage Modern fat quarters, and a half yard of coordinating red homespun up for grabs. I recently saw a tutorial by Nicole of Modern Handcraft at Ellison Lane for making a wine (or champagne) bottle bag that these would be great for! To enter, leave a comment with something that you’re thankful for, but it can not be your family, friends, pets, house or most importantly your sewing machine! Time to get creative! (International entries welcome, winner announced at this week’s Sunday Stash, which I’m hosting!)
Since I am in Sydney, Australia, Thanksgiving is not celebrated here (boo!) but my BGFF, Zach, and my biggest fan, his mum, Anne-Marie, have invited me over to their house for Thanksgiving dinner! Score!
I hope all of you around the world have a sparkling weekend!