I thought that since it has been a long time since I hit "publish" on the blog (mind you, there are many drafted posts that went unfinished and now some of them seem to have passed being current in my mind, although it would still be all new to the reader I suppose) I would put up a photo and a few words to reassure my blog that I haven't forgotten about it.
I was also inspired to post by this blog post, although my photo is showing a prefinished quilt top, I found this blogger when I was just cutting the fabric for the quilt. We started the quilts at the same time and mine is still at the quilter-lady. (I should get it back soon Gillian, I'll bet you thought that I had set it aside and forgot about it, didn't you?)
I had my doubts when we chose the fabrics for this quilt, black and white with red not being a combination I would choose for myself, I totally fell in love with the quilt while I was working on it. As I said before, I didn't let myself get caught up in over-analysis, I laid the fabrics out and ran to the sewing machine with the blocks before I could change my mind. Same with the layout of the blocks. I am so in love with the quilt that I want to make another black/white/red quilt. Then maybe a white and black and blue one. Then with the greens......
Since I made this I have found so many great quilts in this colorway, and even more fun, or at least equally fun, fabrics. We got all of the fabrics in one shot at one shop, not my usual m.o., but Gillian was motivated and probably knew that my motivation can wax and wane, better just load up on all that we need so that she might actually see a finished quilt in her lifetime. Are kids supposed to know their mothers that well?
Ninety-four. Off to set in the sleeves of a sweater that I am delivering today. Didn't think I was knitting, did you? Well, a whole sweater! In three weeks! It isn't my sweater to share, but I'll take a few shots on this rainy day and then drive it out to the owner. It is just busy, busy, busy around here.