Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Sew, patchwork quilt
















Not sure how the week has gone, but surely full with fresh motivations and goals here. It has been a busy week for me, mentally and physically! Lots writing, lots editing, lots sewing, lots press, lots cutting, lots moments to self and lots singing sounds when the afternoon time is awfully quiet by myself then mood swings down again around the time to leave the house to pick up S.  Time to close the application forms and swing the mood back for a little peace.

Yesterday morning, my dear friend and I met for a cup of coffee then I talked a lot and she listened; talked lots possibilities and lots encouragement.  It is always, almost a treat to myself to spend a few hours outside the house at this ups and down moments, gain new fresh air and fresh mind...  after our coffee time,  we headed to the local fabric store to pick up the sashing fabric for the quilt and I did not go crazy, indeed.

It was love in first sight when I saw the tiny blue rose print. It kept calling me after I walked around the store. It works so nicely with the nine-patch blocks;  almost a little French blue and a little sweet country elegant to me. The blue rose print is soft and humble at the same time and this quilt is so about my dear friend E that I am making this quilt for! Generous, kind, humble and endless warmth each day, really!

There are various blue prints that really catch me and I am thinking to make a blue quilt for the summer and yes, more tiny blue rose print for the blue quilt that I am thinking, just simple squares, maybe just like this quilt, but smaller block size?? perhaps start with a mini quilt ?  The quilt top is finished and ready to transfer into a cozy quilt. I am thinking... maybe I need to hand this quilt to her before we move away. It might cozy her up with this unusual cold winter season and a label  for the back of this quilt is a must!

Having a new quilt in process made each day delight!   Next quilt to start is S' quilt.  She is quietly waiting for the special 10th quilt of hers.  Another day full with accomplishments and it feels fulfilled indeed.  This quilt makes me sing~

xxc










12 comments:

  1. As always, just gorgeous. Lovely fabric and scrumptious photographs.
    I know that life is a struggle for you right now, trying to figure out where to work and how to move on after school. I am glad that you have wonderful friends to help you through. Please know that we are all out here in Blogland wishing good things for you!
    Take care.

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  2. Beautiful quilt top Chase! =) Very timeless.

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  3. It's lovely. I love what you make

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  4. Such a beautiful quilt, really one of my favourites. Hope you have a good weekend.

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  5. It is a very calm and restful quilt, so pretty

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  6. You have a gorgeous mix of prints and colours in this quit. A wonderful feeling to have something so beautiful show for your time during the week.

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  7. Dear Chase, it looks wonderful! Great job!
    Have a nice time :) Jola

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  8. This is such a lovely quilt. So soft and pretty. Your photographs and words make your blog a delight to read!

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  9. This is such a lovely quilt. So soft and pretty. Your photographs and words make your blog a delight to read!

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  10. the quilt color is so different than you ever make before Chase, so calm .. and yet beautiful..

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  11. I love your latest quilt! The fabric is just beautiful. Don't you wish you could just stay home and quilt all day long and not worry about the applications? Your hard work will pay off soon :)

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  12. Such a different quilt for you Chase,but lovely all the same! I am thinking of you, and wishing you the best. It's hard to be in one of those in between places that life gives us. I know everything will work out for you and Stella. Happy sewing!

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