Thursday, March 31, 2011

Keep on keeping on

Keeping busy helps me stop worrying about things I can't do anything about, so today I vaccuumed and mopped the floors downstairs, did a load of laundry, ordered some fabric online (Civil War - out of my comfort zone but inspired by time at the historical society), and took photos of various quilt projects.

Later I have to go down to the post office to mail my row robin to Nancy, first stop in a year-long project in which each quilter will create a row to go with it. I decided on a flower garden theme, so my first row included four patch posies in various colors.I love doing these round robin projects because they are so challenging. Everyone has different taste in terms of fabrics and styles. The row was a little difficult to photograph because it's 6" x 36". When it comes home, I will decide how to put the rows together and, perhaps, add an appliqued border all around. We'll have to see how it "speaks" to me!

I also made my "virtual swap block" for the week in my usual brown and pink as well as black, white, and another color (pink this week).

Yesterday I also machine sewed a binding on an appliqued wallhanging I've been hand quilting for far too many years. I'll save sewing the binding down until my sister Jenny is here. It will be nice hand work for sitting and chatting.


karenfae said...

keeping busy does help, I am such a worrier that at times even keeping busy will not "shut" my mind off!

Pat from FL and MI said...

I love your first row. Lots of ideas are spinning in my head for your flowers. I think mine will pose a challenge for everyone to think out of the box. Challenge is good, right?