Can it be Spring already? These daffodils started blooming a few days ago and they are popping up all over the yard. We seemed to have escaped Winter. No complaints from me!
I went to the Chattanooga Modern Quilt Guild meeting just over the border in GA on Saturday and had a wonderful time. I was greeted with such friendliness and enthusiasm during my show and tell, and it made me feel like I was in a room full of friends. I'll be a regular attendee from now on.
These gals are doing some really interesting, innovative and challenging designs, and I am so excited to participate.
This is a block challenge done with the Madrona Road line of fabrics which was donated to many MQG's from Michael Miller Fabrics. The quilters had a drawing for the finished blocks and will make tops from them. This will be an ongoing feature of the meetings, in which I am probably never going to take part. I looked at the perfection of the piecing and know I can't be that neat! I am not a team player, sorry. But I'll enjoy watching.
I sewed my Scrappy Trip blocks together, without squaring them off first, and amazeballs, they worked! Maybe I am getting more accurate in my old age. The top will join my other to-be-quilted-tops, in favor of getting a new project started.
I was asked via email why I am making such an old standby design, which I could be making art quilts. The exact quote was, "Why reinvent the wheel?" I had a long and involved answer to justify my doing this, and bottom line: I just wanna have fun and wanted this experience. It only took a few days out of my life and I did intersperse a few art quilts in the midst of finishing this. So now that I have it, I can also think of other really oldie but goodie quilts I also wanna do.
If not now, when?