Oh no, I haven’t thrown in the towel on this thing, this blog, but let me tell you I’ve come close. I like to quilt. Shucks, who am I kidding? I love to quilt but it’s not all I have going on. One thing though, I love coming across inspiring quilts like the HST pink quilt that Lori shared when she went to the Aurora quilt show. I’ve been into HST’s lately which I swear I thought would never happen in my life.
It happened because Paula Barnes and the Bonnie Blue Cotton Club BOM. You can see below where I made the 5.5 unfinished Crown of Thorns and lordy bee after I made that one I had to take the pattern and up all the measurements so I could make it bigger. Ohhh, I love that block. (What do you think of a Crown of Thorns quilt?) I have to admit it’s a heck of a lot easier with Inklingo so that’s probably why I’m good with these. They whip together like butter. Slick and quick. No papers to print on or tear off. Its all on your fabric. If you’re seriously interested, and I hope someone someday really is – do let me know!
And hey, what do you think of my Blueberry Crumb Cake (Blackbird Designs) blocks? It’s one of those I can’t buy but I thought with the Charm Packs I could mess with and mess with I did. I came up with nothin’ until a friend of mine worked this idea up. Those block are 5″ unfinished and the HST’s are 1.5″ finished. I’m adding a few pieces from my own stash as I go along with No Plan. ;)
Then there are the Square-in-a-Square blocks. You know I really like that block? It’s a favorite of mine. So I made a couple different sizes yesterday playing around with my new ruler. I picked this up at the Quilt Show a month or so ago but didn’t have time to play with it.
There’s no plan here though except to keep going. I’ve got these plus 4 more that need some frogging. I’ve been working on this during sew days. Lots of progress and lot more to go. This is not the final layout. It’s up for motivation and general sizing.
So that’s the quilting life and I’m grateful for it. In between the threads I got to practice being a patient – going thru tests, waiting for results (and boy that’s fun), finding out the results and dealing with the emotional distresses from all that. Ultimately it all worked out for the best for this moment in time. I’m moving ahead with an uncertain future but that makes me just like everyone else – doesn’t it?
And my microwave gave up the ghost and you know I’m thinking of living without it for a bit?! Grocery shopping this morning felt like bags of work for me! I’m starting this week with spaghetti and a lot of steamed vege’s because I do have a steamer and then rice. Sandwiches. Apples and Yogurt. Eggs. I reckon it’ll be time to bring out the crock pot, ha?
Dear friends, thank you for your visit. I hope to get back into the groove of blogging but you know, I’m still just not sure how I’m going to work it out. I have to give this all some thought. Can I blow off this One Ton Burnout and find a new vibe or is it time for me to just walk away. It’s been about 6 years by now. That’s a good run…