School is finally out for “summer”!
The last few days I have been very busy with grading, meetings, an award ceremony and two graduation ceremonies. After all of that I needed some “destressing” ! 😉 Not that this last week was very stressful, but I always need a few days to wind down from the roller coaster that we call school year. The new rhythm that goes with the summer months feels a bit strange the first days.
And then there is the massive (huge, humongous, enormous, gigantic…) pile of papers that I seem to accumulate…. OH I just want to walk away from it at this moment. 😉 I need to sift through it all and decide what it going into the recycling bin, what needs to be kept at school or what really really needs to stay in my house. This is one of those chores I dislike to the core. (That is why the pile is soooo large as I keep postponing it, LOL). I will attack the paper pile today!!!
I have been working on “quilt thingies” too! There is one WIP that has now moved on to the quilting stage.
I had invisioned this project to be a “simple patchwork and complicated FMQ” combination. Not everything went perfectly simple (patching) but in the end I got there. In the photo below the seperate blocks are not joined yet. If you look closely you see that the left top corner block is “wrong”. The back ground fabric is directional and I had patched it the wrong way! The pattern of the background fabric is vertical in that block instead of horizontal,. I have to admit it was more visible in real life than it is in this photo. I am glad I caught the mistake in time.
After correcting the mistake I patched the 9 blocks together, basted and started FMQ.
😦 I left my camera battery at work, so I can only show you these horrendous iPad pictures of the progress.
I had hoped that the quilting would show up more on the front, but the fabric is way too busy. Ahum, I should have tested that before I started! The lines are pretty OK, but the “feathers” are almost invisible due to the attention grabbing flower-circles.
On the back, the FMQ stand out much much better! The background fabric is a “shocking neon pink”, it almost hurts your eyes when you look at it. It has the same intensity as the pink on the front.
I will be very happy when I can take pictures with my normal camera again.
I am off now to make myself some tea! Maybe I will sneak in making some brownies…..