I find Sew-n-Tell Fridays so motivating! Last night I finished piecing my Values quilt top so that I could post over on Amy's this morning. It was a shlep, actually, since the quilt turned out larger than I expected, too big for my McGyvered design wall. So I laid it out on the floor. But look what happened.
This was actually kind of cute. Susie has always been a lie-on - she makes a bed out of whatever she finds on the floor. But when she started to make a nest, she had to be booted off. Fortunately, most of these blocks were already sewn into 4 x 16 panels. These inside-at-night photos are pretty bad - they're all taken without the flash - please forgive.
It rained all night and was overcast this morning when I hung the quilt top on the line, but the colours still come through, I think.
My daughter loves this quilt. When she saw all the layouts up on the design wall, she absolutely rhapsodized over this one, and began begging me to let her have it. I made the Blue Meanies for her, but she doesn't like it nearly as much as she likes this one. I also love it, and particularly I love how many different layouts are possible, each one giving a completely different look. I've resolved that all my future projects will contribute a 6" square of fabric, so that I can start to build up scraps for more of these great quilts. Thanks to Katie for leading this quiltalong - I don't think I would have considered doing it otherwise, and now I'm hooked! I've not yet decided what I want to do about the back. Eve put the kibosh on my idea of having a pieced back with some 12" diamonds in the same light-dark pattern as on the front. There is some danger in letting your teenage daughter have any decision making power - they only want more and more!
Thought I'd leave you with a little video which inspired the title of this post. When I hung the quilt out on the line for a photo, the wind picked it up and blew it around. I find that such a compelling, almost hypnotic sight.
In other news, SewTakeaHike is hosting a Flea Market Fancy giveaway until the end of the month.
And the Incredible Shrinking Quilters' Bee is fully subscribed! Woot! You'll be seeing a lot less of me in the coming year, with the blessing. And I mean that literally, as the twelve of us will be working towards reducing, as well as making awesome quilts for each other!
Have a great weekend, everyone, and don't forget to go over to Amy's and cheer on the other Friday finishers!