Friday, May 29, 2020

...But I am quilting... (2nd in a series)

I am not a quilter, but I am quilting!
Two days ago.
Blocks are increasing, loose fabric decreasing...
The design is being laid out, forming itself.
In between sewing, I am learning to quilt
with some great YouTube teachers.
Thank you, teachers.
I still don't know what it will look like in the end
but it does look somewhat how I imagined it!
Don't know many blocks I will make.
Or how big it will be.
Maybe a tablecloth...

I am making fewer mistakes now. 
Developing a rhythm. 
I am glad I didn't quit. 
At one point I thought
I'd just make a bunch of separate hot pads.
But I think I've gone too far to not make a quilt
of some sort.
A box holds scraps from quiltfor a next project...
Can't wait to see what it will be!
It was the masks that got the whole thing going.
If I have to wear them, they might as well be colorful
and match my outfit!


  1. These are looking great! Masks too .... love the pattern and colors!

  2. Jazzy quilt. I like the rhythm you've created with the color and shapes.
    I feel better reading you post..match my outfit. I have a blouse to sew. I am going to make a mask to match. :)

  3. Good for you Rita. I think walking into the unknown was a huge step for you and look what you did!!!!!!!!

  4. Rita, I think it's time you stop ssaying "I am not a quilter." Just sayin'... I LOVE the colors and shapes!

  5. Love all the colors. I'm trying to imagine the incredibly vibrant quilt, as you finish it. Love what I see.

  6. Ooh, love the quilt blocks and the masks! Re: the pleasure of becoming familiar with a process and letting it guide you--here is what my granddaughter said after an intense few weeks of making masks, struggling at first and then getting into a rhythm: "Mindless labor is my favorite form of meditation." ...(Not that I think the quilt blocks are mindless--but that repetitive movements --the sewing--become soothing.) Or something. . . xx

  7. Those masks are great! So glad you have returned to a craft from childhood. And family.


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