Did any of you follow the Getaway Blog Hop sponsored by Island Batiks and hosted by all of the Island Batik Ambassadors?
I have and have been absolutely blown away by so many creative and inspirational people.
For several years I have been wanting to create a Storm at Sea quilt. The movement and intricate piecing are on my Have To Do List. Then I saw Carole Lyles Shaw’s modified version of the Storm at Sea. It is so incredibly vibrant and just sings to me with the color and movement. I love Batiks and Island Batiks are a favourite of mine.
So it’s official! I am adding this to my 2019 List and have put aside one of my vinyl pouches to fill with fabrics from my stash to do the Storm at Sea. As soon as I have 3 more projects off my UFO and WIP lists I have given myself permission to start one more project.
The quilt will be made entirely with stash fabrics since I am on a fabric diet to save the money we need for DH’s treatment. It looks like we will be ready to go in April if all goes according to plan. DH’s doctors, physiotherapist and kinesiologist are all on board and working together to get him ready. We do have a side trip to Kelowna to the MS Clinic at the end of this month as well. I’m hoping we can make it for a 3 or 4 day trip and get a good visit in with Dee and Kenny. It has nothing to do with play time with fabric in Dee’s studio and everything to do with spending time with my dearest friends! Right?
Then I am going to do the Hunter Star after I get another 3 off my list. I have decided this is the year to get down to 0 UFO’s and challenge myself to do the must do quilts. I’m thinking purples and blues with a white background? Perhaps orange and red? We will see what the stash inspires!
I have already started my Kaleidoscope Quilt since it was going to be hand pieced. I have decided instead to paper piece it and have my templates ready to go. Fabrics are already pulled and in their bin. Since so much of this quilt will be fussy cut, I had to dedicate a bin for the fabric.
My first priority is the the baby quilt though. #3 great grandchild is due this week and the flimsy is almost done. I had to unpick some of it. I just wasn’t happy with the block placement. It was perfect when I laid it out but some blocks got moved either when I was putting it together or when I took it off my design wall. The adjustments will get done at the end of the week after DH and I have dealt with doctors appointments and tests.
Monday through Wednesday are tied up with travel and appointments. Between us we have 7 appointments in 2 different cities/directions. I dislike all of this travel with the weather we are having; bitter cold one day, heavy snow and winds the next and then rainy days in between. I admit I am ready for winter to be over!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope your week is full of fabric fun! Keep smiling and find a reason to laugh! 🤪 Carol