I've been working on my wordy project intensely since October 21, and while I haven't avoided the sewing studio completely, I was getting itchy to do a bit of sewing, so I gave in and sewed up a block of light blue fabrics. I've always liked the "Missing U" quilt in Sunday Morning Quilts. Since I want to make a quilt for a little fairy nephew of mine, I thought making a block was a nice way to satisfy my sewing urge.
I'll make a block now and then, and we'll see what happens. The Christmas Random Plank quilt has been on my design wall for a while, and the more I looked at it the more I knew it was going to get cut up somehow. Oddly enough it fell off the design wall on its own this morning!
I don't know if Millie had something to do with it, but if she did, then she knows what she's doing. That little cat has changed my life in so many ways.
I spent some time at The Currier Museum of Art yesterday. It's free on Saturday mornings. I strongly urge you to take advantage of your local art museum as often as you can. I didn't go for anything in particular, but I did see this, (sorry it is out of focus), an inlay in a wooden desk. It's less than 2" wide in real life, so these light and dark areas are tiny.
I thought it would make an outstanding border on a quilt.
Speaking of quilts, look at this,
It is a part of one "block" of a metal "quilt" made by a local artist, Anne Marie Kenny. I love the inconguous use of materials - the needles, the metal screen and the computer circuit boards.
It's so important to get out and look around. It keeps your brain from getting musty and stale.