I love red, and it's the color of RSC scrap challenge this month. I've been doing this for years and it gives me a focus to use my scraps which are a little gold mine of color and pattern, each month. However....
I am in possession of a RSC block cemetery. Blocks done each year yet not finished. I find them fun to make but putting them together takes too much design thought,. I have been looking through quilt books, and online to get ideas for blocks this year... meh...
I've quilted since I was 6 years old. I've been there and have the UFO's to prove it.
I still love quilt making and sewing it's just a combination of general malaise and wanting to work originally right now.
I sewed some small pieces together to make 6" blocks with the red scraps, with no goals in mind
I could finish the project from last year
except I really got into making another bedside table topper with snowmen. Oh we no longer get snow in the mile high this year so I want to do snowmen with theJoyfulquilter (prompt) , as a sort of "rain dance" to bring some back to colorado.
and made a checkerboard with red scrap squares cut at 1.5" and starry fabrics. I decided to use my wild flying geese in this piece and wanted to keep in around 19" X 15" for my night table.
(Don't want to spoil the surprise so just a few pics of the process)
So I've moved the components around a lot this week, decided where to put the words and how to embroider them, and then found this strip set in my scrap/parts dept bin of red
I know you can't tell much from this photo but it lightens it up, adds whimsy, and brings it more into the size requirement. See it's never over til it's over. Also, no piece is too small or inconsequential that I won't dither over decisions about making it !!!
Tomorrow we find out the project quilting prompt for the week and that will take up a lot of bandwidth
we might find out also the next row for Stay at home round robin... that will take design thought and work to make.
I hung up a Valentine quilt this week, in my stair well and it gives me happiness to see it
I've begun looking at knitting and crochet patterns again this week too. Also on the menu is a meditation/ writers workshop with two speakers a day for over a week. That takes a LOT of energy and promotes a lot of growth and creativity.( presented by Kelly Blaser ) so I might not notice the world outside the house this week!