I was just not myself this morning and I knew it. I do believe that I am suffering a little “boring” “burnout” from OMIGOSH. But I am happy that I have 10 blocks cut out and ready to start sewing, BUT, not every day!
Yesterday, Gail posted the first round for Stay At Home Round Robin (SAHRR)! The first round is to make a piano key border. I have 3 different blocks that will make great quilts using SAHRR technique, which to me offers a challenge and a chance to work on something others are doing. Makes one feel like they are working together with other quilters.
I decided to start with a Sashiko center block that I made about 2 years ago that measured 18″ x 18″. I did not want an ‘odd’ size, so I added a cream border (2 1/2″ strips) to bring it to a 21 1/2″ x 21 1/2″ square (unfinished).
At first I thought about adding a blue and white border, but started looking through my stash and found this mixture of fabrics. Years ago when I started quilting I went for the “focus” fabric and then tie into other colors that blended. If you have issues with selecting fabrics, try starting with a “focus” fabric that has different colors and go from there! It really will help in selecting fabrics that blend well together.
I cut 4 1/2″ strips of the Blue and my Focus Fabrics, then I sub-cut them into. 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangles and sewed the keys together.
I am just beside myself since it has been a long time since I felt “creavity” in my quilting vocabulary. I really needed this SAHRR! Thank you Gail so much!
With that I give you Kay’s Sashiko Quilt! I named it after my Cousin Kay (more like my Sister) whom I lost in 2019. I knew that I had posted a picture of the block after I had finished it. As I was looking through my Media Library there it was – 2 pictures of the block with Kay in the middle! She always remembered my Birthday. This was taken on my 70th Birthday – I really miss her!
I am thinking about going ahead with the other two blocks that I want to do something with, but not making a dedicated “have to” at this time.
I made this block and finished in on 7 Feb 2013! It has been around for quiet awhile. I love Southwest so this one will be a Tribute to Clay and his Choctaw Heritage!
This is a block that I made when I belonged to the Baltimore Applique Society. It is from a quilt called “Captain Aust”. I really wanted to make the entire quilt, but somehow I lost the desire. I also had not migrated to Civil War Fabrics. Maybe some day….I will make a quilt top and send it to the Greatest President this country has ever had!
I have had a great afternoon working on this project. It has boosted me out of my depression from the loss of a fraudulent election and back into the love of quilting. It is time to move forward to 2022! God be with the Trump family!
Have a wonderful rest of your week!
Linking To: My Quilt Infatuation; Confessions of a Fabric Addict; Finished or Not Friday ; Em’s Scrap Bag; BOM’s Away; Sew Fresh Quilts; Crazy Mom Quilts; Oh Scrap; Scrap Happy Saturday; Slow Sunday Stitching Quilt Fabrication Mid Week Makers; Peacock Party; Design Wall Monday, For the Love of Geese,Scrap Happy Days, Quilting Patch Linky Party To-Do-Tuesdays;PHD in 2021; Stay At Home Round Robin