Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Back in the Saddle Again

Just a few words about the  l o n g  delay since the last post: Yard work, crochet, basement reorganization, holidays...you get the picture. (No Covid, thank heaven and knock on wood---but also no quilt inspiration, until recently). 

This piece of batik fabric had been in the stash for a couple of years and it finally made itself heard. "Sky and branches," it said.

"Okey-doke," I replied.

Fabric auditions ensued (click on any photo to zoom):

Mountains popped up:

The water stayed, and some hills developed. (A sailboat was added; it will show up in the finished quilt.)

The colors were nice but looking fairly muted. The striped batik brought in the "pop," and ding went the internal bell that says, "It's a go!"

More auditions and additions...

This little guy may be repositioned. >>

Today it was ready for tacking down raw edges by machine. (The critters will be added after the main quilting. Much easier than trying to quilt around them all.)

I can't tell you how good it feels to be back in the saddle again.

Happy new year, everyone. It's got to be better than 2020.



  1. Happy New Year🎉

    The fabrics you'be chosen are gorgeous.

  2. All I can say is wow! I'm so glad that I'm not the only one that hears fabric 'talking'! My last landscape insisted (most vehemently too!) that it wanted to have appliqued animals and birds. I don't know about you but I've learned that if I don't listen the entire project will keep giving me fits until I do. I'm looking forward to seeing your progress with this one.
    Here's wishes for 2021 to be a better year for us all.

    1. Thanks, M.A.! I always listen to talking fabric, and rarely turn it down, because as you've learned, there's not much point in ignoring it. It's always great to have the Muse on board and the inspiration then keeps on coming throughout the project. And amen to your wishes!!

  3. Wow! This is certainly going to be beautiful!

    1. Thanks, Jocelyn, I hope you're right. We'll see! :)


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