Good Morning dear quilty friends. I've had a need to create, to distract my mind from what's really going on in my life. Quilting isn't really a distraction for my thoughts but a time of meditation and reflection. Allowing my thoughts to go where they will. I'm sure many of you can relate. The HST's below were trimmed a few days ago with the plan of something simple....but
All it took was one phone call to put my mind in a total jumbled up mess of gobblity gook and chaos. Just as an alcoholic would need a drink, I immediately knew I needed to create a quilt. My auto pilot took over and before I new it there was a test block that you can see at the top of the picture below. Funny how such chaos in the mind can produce something so pretty. Would that be the beauty of chaos? The plan is to add some applique...of course. Maybe some petals between the second and third black squares. And a possible appliqued border. Any suggestions on a name for this block? There's so much other gunk in my brain I'm coming up with nothing.
There's really no time to write a tutorial for this block or quilt. But with the dimensions below I think you gals might be able to make one for yourself if you'd like. It finishes at 10.5" in quilt. As for pressing, my first block had a couple bulky spots so you might be better of with your own pressing plan.
The rest of this post is non quilty personal stuff that you may not feel like reading. If that's the case, believe me I understand. A person can only read or hear so many sad stories in a day before you need your own meditation time.
Our personal lives and blog lives effect one another. And if you or I were to stop writing posts we'd be concerned even though we've never met. This is basically just a little heads up that I may become a little MIA again. The phone call I mentioned earlier was from my dad letting me know that moms test came back as cancer. She's been admitted into the hospital for pain management. Once the pain is under control she'll go home and the treatments will start until the cancer has shrunk enough to remove. So in a couple weeks I'll be spending a lot more time away from my studio. You never know it may not effect my blogging. Only time will tell.
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