Whew, the class I'll teach on Friday should be easier now! But this post isn't about my wrist, it's about a new quilt.
My darling youngest- Beth has attacked the recently acquired stack of fabrics from Mr. Wright with gusto.
After playing with them all and deciding on specific colour placements, all that was needed was a list of strips sizes to cut and some time to put it all together. Tonight the cutting began. Drum roll please.
Her obligatory quilt-before-leaving-home project must be completed in the next five weeks. The mean ole home school principal (mom) says so. We'll have some great girl-bonding time while Beth learns what endless seams mean.
The range of colours are delightful and I am enjoying watching her develop a genuine pride and interest in cutting her strips 'just so.' She is a precise young lady, so my expectations of a well-done job are unlikely to be disappointed. Unless of course she hurts her wrist or something...
Beth wants to do a 'wave' style Bargello, instead of the mountain/valley style I usually teach. I'm really keen to see how she does.
A 'Sew Easy' brand ruler from Australia with a built-in blade is just the ticket to simplify her cutting job. Beth has used the separate rotary cutter and ruler before, so she knows she has an 'easy ride' cutting with this new ruler.
One of her rejected crooked strips has been tied around her waist and from across the room I can see her re-arranging the strips she has already cut. (I suspect we have a quilt convert here!)
A short burst of cutting tonight has started her off, but time has already been set aside for tomorrow's continuation. The Williams' family quilting factory is expanding!
Might be time to pull out the old stand-by machine so I can keep working on my projects as well???