Greetings dear readers! Remember the movie “Groundhog Day” in which the main character wakes up to the same day over and over? I feel a little bit like that as I work on the borders for my “stars and sprigs” quilt, Stormy Weather!
I need 4 of these and they are a lot of work and very time consuming. Everything is being done by hand. Each border has over 25 feet of vines and 229 leaves. In the picture above, the border on the left is complete. The border in the middle has all the vines appliqued, all the leaves made, and all the leaves basted to the background and ready for them to be appliqued. This will be my hand project for our next vacation, next week. The border on the right has all the vines appliqued and now I’m preparing all the leaves.
And one of these days I’ll wake up and it will be on to the 4th border and the process will be repeated again! I can hardly believe I’ve committed myself to this but I think it will be worth it in the end. My husband joked that it’s too bad we can’t just print these borders out on a 3D printer!😊
I have the final few Japanese quilts to share with you today. Enjoy the details! (By the way, I don’t know what the Judges Encouragement award means – several quilts had that honor.)
I haven’t shown every single quilt in the exhibit, but I think I’ve shown the majority of them. I’m grateful to the NEQM for having this exhibit and I’m grateful the museum is only an hour drive away for me! Once again, I encourage you to go see these in person if you can.
I have one “earthly delight “ for you today – a lovely red day lily:
It’s been quite a while since I read a book that I can’t put down, but I’m almost finished with one now:
This is the story of a young woman who is diagnosed with leukemia at the age of 23. Reading about her 3 years of treatment are not for the faint of heart, but she writes exceedingly well and with incredible honesty about the experience. It’s an amazing story of perseverance and humanity and I’ve hardly been able to put it down. Highly recommended, obviously!
Be kind, be grateful, and cherish each day, Gladi