Lately life has a strange suspended feeling. It's not winter anymore, but it's not really spring either. My HOPEs and dreams gathered at the New Year have been slow to taking shape. And life has thrown a couple of big curve balls at me, so I'm trying to navigate around those. There feels like a lot to process, and at times it's almost overwhelming.
As always, when life gets tough--fiber helps soothe my frazzled spirit!
Sooo... in between it all, I've been working on this quilt. It's working name has been French Boudoir Quilt. This is the quilt top so far. A wide, chunky border in white will be added yet to complete the top. I have to admit, this is one of my favorite quilt projects I've worked on.
Ooooo... I LOVE, adore these fabrics! The aqua blue fabrics are mainly from a range called Marie Antoinette designed by Deborah Edwards for the Northcott Studio fabric producer. This range is a couple of years+ old, so harder to find. But you can see some of the fabrics here. The grays are from two older fabrics lines, which I'm having a hard time finding links for.
I've composed the quilt with different block methods. There's some 9-patch blocks...
some blocks built of 2.5-inch squares surrounding a 4.5-inch square...
but the bulk of the quilt is simple solid or print 6.5-inch squares.
It will be a while until this project is truly complete. There are white borders to add to the top. And I have no backing for this yet, or binding fabric... and no batting/wadding. So a work in progress, a little at a time. And that's OK--that this will take time. Sewing offers much calm... and I appreciate that gift.
Are you weathering any storms just now, or is it smooth sailing for you? I hope it's smooth sailing! ;)
P.S. It's been a while... so Charlie wanted to drop by and send you all a BIG lot of LOVE! OXOXOX