My Dad came over yesterday to deliver my new crafting table that he made for me. It’s so beautiful! So long and smooth and clean and uncluttered. This is a whole new world for me. It’s just the right height for a work table and it even has a pencil tray on the side!
I was so inspired by my new organized, usable space that I jumped into my quilting last night and pieced together my "art" quilt (to be a wallhanging, not a used laundered everyday quilt). I cut the Nani Iro print in half and then pieced it together with the gray & red I had picked out and this cool dotted tan that I found yesterday. When I was trying to decide how to lay it all out I got the idea to make it look sort of like a kimono with an obi tied around the middle. And then it all clicked and came together. And I love it! I’ve bought high loft polyester batting for this one because I want it to be very puffy. I still have to work out how I’m going to quilt it. I’m thinking quilting around the designs in the print and just in stripes across the solids. We’ll see what they say in class.
Now it’s time to work on my functional quilt. It’s amazing how a better space can change your outlook. Normally I’d dread untangling this mess, pressing it all out and then trying to find a free space to cut all the pieces. But not now. Now I’m looking forward to it!
Thank you Dad!