It has been such a joy to participate in the Cheer Circle of do. Good Stitches for the past two years. I love seeing the creativity of the other quilters and stitchers in our group. I just wanted to take a minute to share my Cheer quilt from October that I finally (almost) finished. I love the bright, random colors.
It took awhile to figure out how to quilt this one. At first, I thought I would do organic, straight(ish) lines. But, the darn quilt wasn't cooperating. Or maybe I wasn't cooperating with the quilt? Whichever way it was going, it just wasn't working for me. Or the quilt.
What the quilt really wanted was to be hand stitched. I balked. Too time consuming. Too aggravating. I have to buy more pearl cotton. Wait, shopping? Okay, that one's not so bad. But still. Hand stitching?
Really, I love hand stitching. I love the rhythm of it, the meditative quality, the simple pleasure. But. It does take more time than machine quilting. Still, the quilt was begging. So, I finally caved. In this case, it was totally worth it. I am really, really happy with how this quilt turned out. Now, it's ready to be bound and sent off to Project Linus and into the hands of a totally deserving kid.
I'm so happy that April is my turn to quilt again! These are my blocks so far:
So exciting! Those deep, saturated greens mixed with the low volume prints that are so versatile, just make me happy today. The colors scream SPRING!. And I am so ready for that.