I am in desperate need of a some organization… I have not posted anything for the last couple of weeks because I was not organized enough to get the photos up and posted. I have about 5 quilts finished and photographed but I have not been able to get them sorted and corrected so that I can post.
So here comes the admission… I am not quite myself at the moment… and actually have not been for a little while. You see it seems the knock to my head a the end of 2016 did a little more damage than originally thought. I have not been able to read properly for a little while… my eyes and brain are not communicating the way they should be. It means that blogging has been a much more of a task than it used to be… and I have been reluctant to do it.
The quilting though has been surprisingly easier than my Neuro-optometist thought it would be. There is a lot to be said for muscle memory. It seems all those years of mindlessly sewing has helped me continue working during this fun phase… though some of my paper piecing stitches have not followed the lines the way they should…
After keeping this under my belt of the last 6 months I thought I should come clean about the struggle. I am seeing a large number of people with the word “neuro” in front of their title and things are getting better…slowly. So I ask for your patience as I try and find a rhythm as my brain heals.
All that being said I do have a quilt to share this week… and it is one I LOVE…
This quilt is another beauty that came out of a PMQG Charity Sew Day. It took tons of brightly colored solid scraps as well as some cream/white scraps – I spent a lot of time with my Accuquilt cutter cutting 5 inch squares for this one!
The solids worked so nicely and I have become a bit of a solid fan for charity quilts…. though I do miss the novelty fun that comes from using prints…
The quilting on this piece is beyond amazing. One of our talented long armers, Cindy Lund had a field day… each star is quilted with a different pattern and the sashing is free motioned. The quilting really does make this quilt so much more special.
I mean it is beyond anything I had imagined when I handed the quilt over… I am always in awe of the work of our amazing long arm quilters… they do such an amazing job… and it is a job that I am not particularly fond of, which makes me even more grateful for their time and talents.
As this is quite a large quilt I used a nice piece of wideback for the backing. The backing was donated by Elizabeth Hartman and is part of her widleback collection for Robert Kaufman. I have a been so grateful for the wide back donation we got from Elizabeth… it has saved me piecing backs for so many of the larger quilts.
To finish the quilt off I made the unusual decision to bind in white… because the sashing was not added around the outside of the quilt a darker binding would have made the quilt a little imbalanced I think.
This beauty is labeled up and headed to Camp Erin. We have a wonderful collection of quilts going to this cause this year. I was thrilled to run across the documentary “One Last Hug” on HBO last month, which is about Camp Erin… it is always nice to know more about where the quilt are going and who they are helping.
Quilt Block: Traditional block known as African star or pinwheel star
Block size: 12 inch
Fabric: Solid scraps with Kona white and Snow background.
Finished Size: 54″ x 68″