“I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.”
— Douglas Adams
Let me first distract you with pretty things…
ooooooh, ahhhh, the leaning tower of Marylebone…. so pretty!
I could not edit down my choices, so I went for the whole stack, but there are some early favorites…
Including Katy Tomato! See there, nearly on the end. The Katy print in Tomato.
These are the new Westminster Liberty prints called Marylebone and, good heavens, are they luscious! I have some thoughts on what they might become. Jackie has a great idea for them. I may be a copycat because she is so clever…but I may have an idea flitting around up there. Should you want a lovely stack of your very own or some of the prints, I do believe that Jackie can be of great assistance!
Did I distract you enough? Because I’m JUST. NOT. SURE. about my Simple Shapes, Spectacular Quilts quilt-along project. I’m just not sure I helped out that center very much…. AND it’s not quilted by the July 31 deadline. But the top is done.
The center is inspired by the Striped Donut quilt in the book using the pastel Serape fabric rather than a variety of stripes. I struggled with how to finish it off — the center part is rather small. After plopping the center on top of some other quilts, I liked the idea of the center as part of a larger piece with, hopefully, the border being inspired by a different quilt in the book. I also love the Stripescape quilt, but how to put that concept together with what I already had? Then I saw a lovely quilt by Valori Wells using her new Nest fabric — I do love those “stacked book” type quilts too. Hmmm. So the Stripescape idea met with Valori Wells quilt.
But, I am not sure I adore the result. Do you get that way after you’ve spent a long time working on something and you’re still not sure about it? You can’t distill objective thoughts on it because you’ve spent so much time with the thing? I am hoping that the quilting pulls it together for me. Although I keep seeing straight horizontal line quilting across the whole thing……… ::fades off:: Thoughts? Reflections? Critique?
Well, I did meet my goal of getting the top done by the finish of the quilt-along rather than have it languishing in the semi-finished (as opposed to unfinished?!) pile.
I hope the weekend brings you pleasant distractions and perhaps even some goals met!