Do you ever find yourself needing to quilt? I mean NEEDING to do it. Like if you don't somebody might die? That's where I am this week. Everyone wants a piece of me, at home and at work. I usually relax by stitching for at least 15 minutes on an ongoing hand piecing project every evening. But, this week I have to get up extra early and I'm exercising, which is not something I do. Should, but don't. And, it isn't because I want to exercise. We are doing some car juggling and I'm getting to work via train and then joined a bikeshare program to peddle my way the last two miles of my journey. I start sweating all over just typing this. So, it should be obvious that when I hit the bed I am asleep, not sewing.
To relieve some stress I headed to quilt blogs today and saw Esther Aliu's post from yesterday. She has invited us to share our Works in Progress (WIP) on Wednesdays. Hence, the WOW. She is making her daughter's wedding dress - big WOW! I just need to talk about quilts so I am recycling some photos some of you might have already seen because I've shared them on social media. Social media has cut down on a lot of blog posting because it's just so darn easy to share the pictures we love. However, I miss the opportunity to just talk quilts. So, here goes...
The picture above is the back of my ongoing hand piecing project. I'm pretty proud of how neat it looks. Below is a photo from a blissful Sunday morning. My week started well but the wheels dropped off on Monday.
I've also indulged my love of pomegranate quilts recently. The one below was really interesting to me because it is mostly pieced! Only the stems and the center motifs are appliqued. As I said, I've shared this photo before and more than a few people just wonder "why?"
You might be able to see the seams by the leaves if you enlarge this photo below.
I love this next one. The quilting is incredible and the dots add that touch of whimsy that just makes me smile when I see it.
Well...I feel better. Thanks for indulging me for a few minutes. I am heading into my afternoon with a much better attitude.
P.S. I have my hand stitching in my desk drawer. I might just have to sneak a stitch or two.