Wednesday, May 25, 2022

WIP Wednesday, 5/25/22

 Today my mother would have been 94. Hard to believe she's been gone nearly four years.

The other day I got a new "friend" chair for my sewing room. It was kismet, I think. I had been feeling bored with all the things at home and my entire wardrobe--probably fallout from nearly 2 1/2 years of the same old thing, day after day.

Anyway, on the way home from an errand, a neighbor was having a garage sale and I spied this chair. I love this color. Case in point: the Making Mischief quilt on the wall. So I stopped, asked her how much she was asking, didn't even try to bargain her down and paid her on the spot. I told her we lived one street over and gave her the approximate location. She then said, "Oh, are you the house with quilts on the wall?" (you can see my design wall from the street because my sewing room used to be our unused living room). Yes, I said. 

She then said, "You know that old pickup truck across the street from  your house?" Of course. It's in my quilt calendar from last year. "Well, it belongs to my uncle!" Like I said. Kismet.
My mother might have even liked the color this chair. She loved fall colors. And she like hearing me talk about quilting. I wish she could come spend an hour visiting with me.

So. The Making Mischief quilt (it now has an official name...)

The square-in-a-square border is on. And I love it! 
Even the trimmings are pretty.

Where to next? 

That limey green makes my heart sing. I would have to order from Oakshott in the UK and I would be willing to do that. But I have decided that green isn't working for me. Purple for sure. And that Kaffe Fassett stripe on the bottom will make an appearance at some point. I'm just not sure when or where. But I got out my sketch pad and I think I have a plan. I'm going to keep it to myself for now. I'll either sink or swim with this quilt. It's really making me work. 
The latest Moda Blockheads 4 block is number 10, "Autumnal" designed by Chelsi Stratton. It was nice to have a block that went together so quickly.

Sunday I had a virtual sewing session with Stephanie @stephiepeterson and Pam @purduepam. We are making the Hygge sampler by Annemarie Chany. We usually manage to schedule a sewing session every other month, and then work on two blocks. 

This month we made the teabags.

And five tree blocks (I realize there are only four blocks here but I wanted a square photograph, and the fifth is pretty much just the same).

It was so much fun to chat and sew.

Yesterday, Mary @maryonlakepulaski and I worked on our perfect pineapple blocks. She is WAY ahead of me but I'll keep working to catch up. Virtual sewing is the perfect thing for these blocks as they are so repetitive.

Thanks, friends. Sewing with you was just what I needed!

I just finished binding my two Oakshott quilts today and found the perfect presser foot for machine binding. I'll take a picture and post it next week. Until then....

May Monthly Report:
Used up/donated: 6 5/8 yards
Brought in: 11 3/8 yards
Net: + 4 3/4 yards
Year to date: -107.25 yards


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Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said... #

It really is a small world, isn't it? I hope you have many friends fill the chair in the years to come.

Anne / Springleaf Studios said... #

Love the chair. Love the border and the extra yellow. Can't wait to see what comes next. Yes to the purple and the stripes. Have fun playing with the next step. I'm sure it will be wonderful.

Needled Mom said... #

I am so glad that you got the chair. It is perfect. I’m looking forward to seeing where the quilt goes next.

celia ambrose said... #

Wow! Love that gold chair. Goes perfectly in your studio. lovely quilts too!

Barbara Sindlinger said... #

I would love that gold chair too. Right now I have a baby pink chair in my sewing room and a forest green in my office/embroidery room. Color lightens and brightens any room.

Robby said... #

That chair is fabulous, and I think we're all a little ready for some fresh, new something these days. That stripe is going to be fantastic in your Making Mischief piece.