Is it really the end of summer already? School starts next week for us! My family spent five weeks driving across the country (twice), and visiting my family back East. We saw the Grand Canyon, the Meteor Crater, Amish Country, Las Vegas, hiked waterfalls, scaled the Rockies (in a car), swam almost everyday, fished, caught lightning bugs, and stalked the neighborhood ice cream truck. I’d say it was a pretty good summer!
Now we are slowly getting back into the normal routine and I’m finally finding time to sew again.
Just before we left town, I finished my Right Round Medallion and I am so in love with it. I still need to get up the courage to wash it and put it out on the couch.
The center medallion is my Right Round Pattern and I just made up the borders as I went along. I am happy to give general dimensions for the blocks here on my blog, if anyone is interested, but I am not planning to release a pattern.
Originally, I thought I would write up a pattern, but I really just improvised and made the quilt for fun. As much as I love it, I am not happy enough with the scale of some of the borders to make it into an official pattern.
After angsting for about a month, I ended up doing my same old meander on the quilt. I feel a little bad for not branching out, but I just love the overall texture a meander adds without distracting from the design of the quilt. Plus, it’s quick! I love designing and piecing quilts, but the quilting for me is a necessary evil. If I could just keep my quilts flat and smooth and well, quilt-less, I would. Then it would’t be a quilt though, would it!
Have a great week! I’m going to attempt to catch up on my blogging now that I have more time, so check back!