Eat? More than I wanted to.
Sleep? Did that.
Read? A little but found it very hard to concentrate.
Garden? Nope…it rained the entire week.
Call AOL? At least 6 times asking where my modem was.
Eat? Oh yeah.
Sew? I did indeed!
A couple of weeks ago when reading the Blackbird Designs blog, Barbara and Alma offered a free quilt pattern which I just fell in ♥ with and promptly added it to my ‘to do’ list. I stand to be corrected but I think the block is the Lemoyne Star.
When my modem died, I knew that I would be without my computer for at least a week. It was then that I decided to proceed with the quilt top.
The design had a vintage feel to it and that’s what probably attracted me to it initially. I wanted to maintain that look in my version.
The Blackbird quilt is made from a jelly roll and since I didn’t have one, I decided to use some Thimbleberries fabric from my stash. I adjusted the individual square size from 2 1/2” to 3” and proceeded from there.
I also took the liberty to venture from the Blackbird gals rendition by adding a Seminole border but realized afterward that I probably should have added a smaller 1 1/2” border between it and the pieced quilt top first. My inexperience reared it’s ugly head here. Sigh.
I am going to have it machine quilted and I can envision feather wreaths in each of the connecting blocks. Can you offer any quilting suggestions for the pieced blocks?
Some day I’d like to make another quilt like this one using only two colors…a variety of turkey reds and white.
The positive side to not having my computer was the making of this quilt top which probably would not have happened til a much later date.
The negative side to not having my computer is I probably gained a couple of pounds simply by eating out of frustration.