All the mending is done and back to their owners!
I began machine quilting on the row by row quilt. It is the largest quilt I have ever tried to machine quilt using my home sewing machine. I would love to have a long arm, but we don't have the space at this time for one. My husband and I discussed ideas to help with this process. It is cumbersome and I can not do it for long periods because it stresses your neck and shoulder. We are going to look into an option this week and I will have more on that later.
I have had to do a bit of traveling this week to go with my Dad to two doctor appointments and one of the afternoons on my way home I went by the Quiltery in Fairfield, Va.
When I walked through the door I saw this book and was so excited. It had to come home with me! It is based on quilts by women in Emporia, Kansas where our daughter is at University getting her Masters Degree. It has a great section on the history of the women and the area and patterns to replicate some of their designs. I am going to put one of the quilts on my someday list.
This is called Chic Zen by Moda and I picked it up to make my youngest son a quilt. It just looked like him and crazy me would love to make one and finish it by May. We will see, its a long shot with all that is going on around here.
My inspirational quote for the week is:
"A desire to create is one of the deepest longings of the soul."
Sew Long for Now!