Instead I worked on this:
here. I think I will make twenty more blocks and add a border. Time will tell. It's going on the back burner for now. Patches gave it her seal of approval.
And I worked on Smitten:
This is not the final layout, just a grouping of the blocks I have done. Some are hand-pieced, some machine-pieced. The pattern is by Lucy Carson Kingwell--I first saw it on Instagram. Most are doing this by English Paper Piecing. I am using Marti Michell's Perfect Patchwork Template Set H--cutting out for regular piecing, either by hand or machine. This, too, is now going on the back burner...
What I have to do right now:
1. prepare a Power Point Presentation I am giving in early September--I'll be much more relaxed when that is in the can
2. Figure out the 3 garments I have to make for Houston now that the fabrics and patterns have arrived
3. As co-chair for our guild quilt show October 9-11. 2015, there is much work to do in the next 6 weeks. Five of us met for 6.5 hours yesterday planning the quilt layout for 201 quilts, an exhibit of Inspired By Gee's Bend quilts that are for sale, and a big Silent Auction. I've been heavily involved in most of our 14 shows, in charge of 3 of them. This will be the last I plan to be in charge of. If you're involved in a volunteer organization, you cannot thank the people who make things happen enough--most members simply have no idea what it takes to pull off an event like this. By the way, our show will be FABULOUS--it's a not to be missed event in the Southeastern US. Information on our website: Heritage Quilters of Huntsville. Here is the raffle quilt--you are not too late to get tickets:
|Celtic Solstice Fanfare 94" x 94" pattern by Bonnie K Hunter, used with permisson
Time to get to that Power Point--let's quilt!