I am in the middle of a wedding quilt that I can't show, because the bride to be has admitted that she is the kind of person who can't resist surprise busting. She knows she is getting a quilt from me, and although I have banned her from my blog, I don't quite trust her, so I won't be showing any progress shots. Suffice it to say that it has many small pieces and it's taking a long time. Whenever it stops being fun, I look around for something else to do. Today I started another project: more gongs! I'm using Curious Nature by Parson Gray and Essex linen/cotton blend in Carrot for the background. I'm playing around with two different layouts. The colour isn't really true on these photos, but which layout do you like best?
Or this one?
On another topic, I recently saw this article about the perils of too much sitting. It says that even frequent exercising is not enough to completely offset the effect of too much sitting. I was thinking about how much we sit when sewing. Does anyone stand up when they sew? I had a discussion about this with another quilter who did stand while sewing but I have forgotten all the details. I wonder what it would be like to rig a stand-up sewing situation. I'm pretty sure I would like it for FMQ, because I have a hard time at my table feeling like I am high enough above my work. I'd be interested in giving a try to a standing situation for regular piecing.