I'd love to post pictures of our family gathering in Western Ohio, but this picture of a rainbow, outside my cousin's rural home, will do.
It's no wonder that I haven't blogged much. Nothing happening in my sewing room! I remedied that by starting a new project almost as soon as I got home. It's an idea that's been brewing since I saw a quilt on display at Valli and Kim, a quilt shop in Dripping Springs, Texas. The quilt is "State Love: Texas" also known as "Texas Forever" by Corinne Sovey.
This is now on my design wall for a "rest" as I tweak the placement of a few HSTs.
The Keys were the most difficult to do, and certainly aren't accurate to a real map. But I have to point out that used the appropriate-named Grunge "Ocean" fabric for the background. As you can see, a half yard of it wasn't enough. I can't go further until a "refill" order arrives in the mail.
Now this is what September will be about!
1) attending the Orlando MQG Sew-In to deliver and help with Pulse quilts on the 3rd;
2) working on our QuiltCon Challenge Quilt at the Central Florida MQG Sew-In on the 10th;
3) co-leading our Central Florida MQG meeting program on how to enter a quilt show on the 12th;
4) teaching foundation paper-piecing at the Lifelong Learning College on the 26th, and October 3;
5) completing my entries for the January 2017 Quilting Guild of The Villages show by the 27th;
6) and prepping for and presenting the Modern Quilt Guild binding webinar on the 29th.
Toss in a committee meeting, an executive committee meeting, two doctor's appointments, and the usual line dancing, needlework, and quilting meetings, and I'm scratching my head as to how I've managed to be busier now than when I worked full time! I know I'm not alone in this. Linda
The world is so full of a number of things, I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings. - Robert Louis Stevenson