Freefall à la Art Gallery
My plate has been rather full lately. I have been working with blinders on to finish pieces intended for exhibits or show deadlines. I also knew I had one quick trip planned for last weekend, and by Thursday morning was was right on schedule. My good friend, Sandra from mmm! quilts, texted early that day to remind me to link up to the finish linky for Freefall. The button is on my sidebar if you want the pattern. I had pattern tested for her ahead of time so my blocks were all done by the time the actual QAL had started. Obviously, she assumed I had finished the whole assembly, but...
"Out of sight--out of mind!"
That text came in the grocery store parking lot. I still had not packed. Hmmm...first things first! I packed quickly, and sparsely. Then my dear husband showed up early for lunch. He stayed and stayed. I asked if he wasn't going back to work until we had to leave. No, they weren't busy. He thought he would get ready, and we could go early. (Isn't this always how things happen?!)
Well, actually I had to sew a little bit. Did he mind? No, but could I hurry? Sure! So off I went to zip it together lickety split.
See the handy number system?
Oh, I was so smart that I had laid the blocks in the box all numbered, and in order so I could just sit down and chain stitch. And I did quickly and happily. Just one call from dear husband asking when I'd be done. I sewed. I pressed. I was rolling along right up to the end when I saw what happened, and said something a little worse than, "POO!" In my rush, I switched the order of two blocks, and hacked off the leaf point. Tough potatoes! It was technically together, and we had a flight to catch. Hurrying never helps! But I texted Sandra to apologize, posted the boo-boo to Instagram, and off we went.
Nearly a week later, and much water under this gal's bridge with lots to tell you over the next few days...
It's just a flimsy, but Sandra and I have talked about the possibilities for this piece. I think it would make a very interesting portion of a large quilt. I have an idea to float this one section in an all cream background leaving lots of negative space, and quilt it heavily. The creative brain doesn't fully comprehend the backlog of quilts awaiting their turn so I'm not making any promises. But wouldn't that be a fun one to quilt?
Please be sure to check out the winners' post for beautiful pictures showcasing Sandra's pattern.
Come on, Doxie girls.
Let's go sew.