I've been sewing my mystery quilt for 3 days - I finally can see what it is going to look like. I should have gone for less contrast in the nine patches, this quilt is busy busy. Oh well, I couldn't see sewing 1170 one inch squares and having them invisible. Red and yellow seemed like a good idea at the time. Live and learn. Bonnie has just posted the borders, so once I get all these diagonal rows sewn together I'll finish it up and get it off my design wall. You can see the steps at www.quiltville.com.
Tomorrow I'm going to have a lot of fun. Since our Victory Club interests all the people who like to do block of the month type of things, and follow patterns, I wanted to do something with those customers and friends who are the opposite - the original people, the art quilters. So, on the second saturday we are going to do fun, unscripted quilts. Don't get me wrong, there is a lot of overlap here. I am an overlapper - I like to do patterns, but I also sometimes feel like just sewing stuff together and seeing what happens. So tomorrow, I'm going to put out a smorgasboard of stuff to play with like paint and foil and fibres and beads and ideas, and just let people play! It will either work or it won't, but the people that I know are coming are fun people, so we'll have a good time. If we all turn out to be uninspired, we'll eat chocolate - how bad can it be?