Well, the best laid plans to go to Quiltcon didn’t work out. The closest I got was this blog post. I planned to go on Saturday. But, that plan got lost in this.
Cleaning carpets. We’re having a houseguest at the end of the month and with Syd’s surgery coming up, this was the only chance. So, we bit the bullet and moved out and cleaned.
I planned to go on Sunday, but that got lost to cooking and putting the house back together. Life just gets in the way sometimes and you have to choose and Quiltcon didn’t make it. Basically, I could take four hours and go look at someone else’s quilts, or I could spend those four hours working on my own.
Early in the mornings and late in the evenings I got the ditch work in this quilt and got started on the blocks.
Above are the four center blocks.
And, here is one of the identical corner blocks.
I’m using Sue Patten’s Freehand Filler Patterns for inspiration.
Sue takes lots of common blocks and gives several ideas for how they can be quilted. I’m not exactly duplicating her work, mostly because these blocks are so small and would be overwhelmed by it, but I am taking part of what she did and adding a bit to it.
A big chunk of Saturday was spent shopping for Sydney. She needed loose shorts and a nightgown in case one of the dads has to help her off the toilet. A nightgown can fall around her, giving her adequate time to pull things up after she’s standing and we’ve left the room.
And, lots of other stuff. Tomorrow, I’ll talk about how cooking so right went so terribly wrong.
Have a great Monday. Lane