Now that the studio is all back together and the big Bernina is back in place, I was able to show Linus some love. I have several tops that I pieced over the summer that need to be quilted and turned in. This was the first one.
I really do love this pattern for Linus quilts. It's easy and fast. The whole thing is pieced from 2.5" strips and bricks. It's got a lot of diagonal seams, so is a good one for that method I use to sew diagonal lines, using a post it...sorry, can't remember when I described that. And, when it was time to quilt, I just did ditch work around the stars. Simple, and it only took a few hours. Everything for this quilt came from the "free" pile. It's all scraps, leftovers, and things that people gave me to use in Linus quilts..
I still need to bind it. I want to do a foldover binding because it's easy, but I'm not sure yet. There are some issues, like I think I didn't leave myself enough fabric on one side.
The pattern is Barbed Wire from the book Twosey-foursey Quilts by Cathy Wierzbicki.
All is good here. We laugh. We laugh a lot. And, we make mistakes. Not sure I can say anything better than that.
Yesterday was my new managers big annual review meeting. It was the first time I got to sit in one. Much ado. But, now it's over. He and I took a walk to the cafeteria, for a cup of coffee. Of course, the cafeteria was closed, but we took the chance to just sit at a table, not in an office, and have a chat. He works in Cleveland, so we won't see one another often and he wanted to make that personal contact. It was really cool and, while I'm very independent, it made me feel important.
Okay, that's it for me today. Everybody have a great...whoa! is it Wednesday already?