Okay, you’re not going to find many men willing to have that discussion.
Unless they’re quilters.
Small is big in the quilting community.
At guild meeting last month, they announced the plan for the guild’s next raffle quilt. It’s going to be a feathered star quilt. And, I’m making a feathered star, so I thought it would be fun to work on the raffle quilt and I offered to help piece.
Next thing I knew, I was on the design committee and driving to the first committee meeting.
It was truly all a blur.
And, stupid boy that I am, I took Stargazer as my show and tell.
BTW, those two outer borders are newly pieced. The ones I worked on during last week’s ice day just weren’t cutting it for me. They’d been pieced and unpieced and pieced to death. So, it was time to start over with some new fabric. All four sides are pieced as of this morning, but none are attached to the quilt yet.
Anyway, as the raffle quilt committee designed the quilt, they unanimously wanted Marsha McCloskey’s Triple Feathered Star as the center.
And, because I had jumped up and down like an anxious chihuahua when I showed off Stargazer, they all turned and looked at me. The feathers on the center star of this block finish at 3/8”.
I wouldn’t commit. But, I did commit to go home and give it a try and if I could get it to work, I would piece it for the raffle quilt.
I used this and Stargazer interchangeably as leaders and enders. And, I got half of the center star pieced over the weekend.
So, how small is that?
Here is is with a dime.
I asked Rob when I would learn to keep my mouth shut. But, then I realized, I don’t want to keep my mouth shut. I want to toot my own horn til it sounds like Gabriel bringing down the walls of Jericho.
Sydney’s competition was last Saturday. We don’t know how she scored yet, but she did well. We dropped her off and went to JoAnn’s for a few minutes. Didn’t buy anything, but she texted us that she was going to be at least an extra hour. So, Rob and I went for a drink and an appetizer. Sure enough, soon as the waitress brought the margaritas, she called and said she was done.
So, we sat there and finished our snack and then, when we were done and the check was paid, we went and picked her up and all went to dinner.
Yesterday, we went to see The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. It was Syd’s choice. She was the youngest person in the audience of 12 and Rob and I were next.
But, we all loved the movie and I left in tears, which is a sign of a good movie.
Everybody have a great Monday. Not sure when I’ll get to blog next. My team is in from out of town and it’s going to be an activity filled week. I normally skip the activities, but find that I need to “get out there” and that’s a good place to do it.
Oh, any suggestions from the teachers among you about class size? They’ve had big interest in my class in May and are asking what my max class size is. It’s not my first time to teach, but it is my first time to teach this class. Any feedback about class size for a new class?