I'm sorry that I've been away from my blog for a long time. I've had a series of computer issues and trips. But hopefully I'll be back to blogging regularly again. I'll start with this post, which I started back in April before the computer glitches.
One of the things I have been enjoying this year is not having many deadlines associated with my quilting. Yes, I have a few - the Block of the Month is due at each meeting and the guild challenge quilt is due in June. But mostly I've been able to work on projects at my own time and speed.
One project which had a bit of a deadline is my nephew's high school graduation quilt. I came up with the idea of collecting fabric which reflects his interests at this time of his life a couple of years ago. Fabric for this quilt is most of the fabric I have bought since I began recording how much of my stash I have been using.
I got the last bits for this quilt at the World Quilt Show Florida in January. I looked at the pile of fabrics, all in different colors on different backgrounds and had no idea how I was going to pull it all together. Then I saw this pattern on Craftsy. I found a neutral grey fabric in my stash and, suddenly, it all worked.
The pieces are large enough to show the fabric and the neutral grey in between pulls it all together.
I'm pleased to say that when I delivered the quilt in May, my nephew was quite pleased with it. You never know with guys. He sent me the most lovely thank you note which clearly showed me that he understood what I was trying to do with this quilt. "It's a memory quilt," he said. So right he is.