This is what we create. Rob wants a baby quilt for a co-worker and I bombarded him with the questions we would ask one another and we’d understand them and know what to say. And, he answered every one. Several times. And, differently every time, but making a point of nature.
So, I took him to JoAnn’s on Saturday and let him roam. I guided him through the juveniles, but I was pretty sure that Rob wanted something more natural than that.
He picked a lovely palette of fabrics for me to work with.
When I looked at it, I thought points and half square triangles. And, lots of space to use that pretty focus fabric that represents birch trees. I picked the Starshine block from my Quick and Easy Block Tool that gives several sizes for each block. I picked large blocks so it would be quick to piece and over the course of my spare weekend time, I made this.
I have three borders to add outside that.
Oh, and every piece of that focus fabric runs the same direction, so it looks like all the trees grow up.
Rob and I design beautiful quilts together, and I let him input into my work as much as possible. We are very different. Rob is very planful and artistic in his choices. I am more scrappy and throw everything together and see what sticks. We’re the same way about gardening. That’s why he gardens in the front yard and I garden in the back. And, never the twain is crossed.
Yesterday, I scrubbed my kitchen to within a half inch of it’s life. It was time. Cleaning like that always indicates change. Change in multiple parts of my life. I’m feeling more relaxed already.
Clean out the cobwebs and open myself to new things.
Be well. Have a great Monday. Lane