I’m clearing out. Here’s the remaining give away pile.
I’m still ‘tidying’ except for ignoring the paperwork in my living room for the past three weeks. Other progress has been made. After my last lecture/workshops I decided it was time to roll everything up for storage and clear out some that hasn’t been making the rounds.
There are two things that make me hold onto quilts. I have this problem of wanting to start anew for a gift instead of giving away quilts already made, and the other is quilting as a profession. Quilts that would otherwise welcome babies are used at lectures or as workshop samples to demonstrate a technique’s versatility. Slowly others are made and some drop from the pile that I pack into my little Golf.
I’ve taught a whole cloth quilt workshop for years as my introduction to straight line quilting and finishing techniques and have collected several as examples that are ready to have homes.
It’s fun to think of all the little details you can add to something simple.
And new techniques and skills to play with.
Some quilts admittedly I just don’t care for as much even though there is nothing wrong with them, I’ve just moved on.
Some quilts were experiments at teaching a class that I decided wasn’t for me.
Like beginning quilting.
There are a couple that were just made simply to play with fun fabric combinations. I love the challenge of getting it right and the gratification of an A-Ha moment.
Some are inspiration that had to get out like this one similar to the one in Denyse Schmidt’s book and quilted by my talented friend Krista.
Most are left of leftovers and some time at the design wall.
This lovely is also quilted by Krista.
The weather in Seattle has been amazing, though we certainly need some rain. We’re gearing up for the start of family arriving for the summer tomorrow. The studio has furniture in it! We just have some trim and siding inside and the brick patio and some siding outside.
I see photos happening next week.
Happy Summer Peeps;)