I've been working away on two commission quilts, trying to get as much done as possible before I head out to my house for the summer on long island. The big kids quilt I was working on, when I was teaching the kids in the spring, is at a point where I need to start sewing the blocks together, so it is moving forward. I don't need it done until the early fall, but I really want to get a move on it now, so I can do some "whatever I want" sewing in June.
My mother is coming to stay for a month, June to July, and I figure I can get a lot done during that time. I'm itching to sit and sew on my Hawaiian quilt for days... and I have several others, like this one, or this one....or one of the other 6, I have hanging here in pieces! ( and you all think I get so much done! It's only I work on ten at a time!)
The other Commission quilt is from last year! I've really been slow to go on that now, but I can happily say it's a complete top, and now I need to baste and quilt. (if you recall my post on cutting up uniforms, way back when, Yes, that quilt!) here is the old initial post click. I can't show you the quilt yet... I need to finish it and get it to the client first... Then, I can show you. ;-)
So even though I had tons to do today, I did do my serious work and then I needed to just sew stuff together. Ever had a day like that? Mindless Play. I grabbed what I had laying on my cutting table and sliced it all up. I knew I wanted BLACK and NAVY in the quilt so I grabbed a bunch more and cut that up, found some, white/lightish fabrics, and some pops of color, Yellow and pink. with touches of aqua.
I kind of wanted a dark quilt, So I checked it in the black and white version, and all though It looks pretty cool, I think I want to add more dark strips...
Hmm, But really, I think after seeing this below... I'm good with it! Note: I played with this in Photoshop, and it won't look exactly like this, as things here, repeat...Mine is just all willy nilly. So, I will keep sewing... Maybe it just needs to be what it is, Heck, there are always more quilts to sew! this was purely about just sewing a bunch of glorious fabrics together!
"Ragamuffin" is no longer mine.
An orphan no more, This quilt now has a forever home! It sold last week.
This was my 2010 version of my "everything But the Kitchen SINK quilt" I do one of these a year... Although, 2011 version (click here) is still hanging here in pieces, (I can add that to my list for JUNE!) and 2012, Well... I guess I can start thinking about that one too! I wonder if I have enough orphan blocks for another?