This month’s Globe Trotting Block of the Month, is called St. Louis. My favorite so far.
I wasn’t too hard on myself. Three out of the four triangle points met up nicely. I didn’t even want to rip out the third. I was okay with it. Close enough, in the persnickety department, that is a huge step for me.
I love the design. I love the way the triangles meet up. I loved fussy cutting the yellow fabric. Each piece melded together beautifully. It was a pleasure to create. I chose great background music. Actually, a spring day, I turned on the heat to take the chill out of the sewing room. It was my own little cocoon. A safe, cozy, happy cocoon for sewing and creating and smiling. When I step into my space, I can forget about being sick. I can forget to check email or run errands. I can just be. The dog comes in and circles and circles and finds the perfect spot for her. It is all rather safe and lovely.
This is month six of the Globe Trotting project. The final product is starting to show its true colors. I “heart” the way it is taking shape. I have chosen a bright and cheerful yellow stripe to tie all the pieces and parts together. I think it will make these blocks sing together happily.
Yesterday, while sewing, I was sort of daydreaming. (not during the measuring and cutting portion) I have given several quilts and wall hangings away. I counted 15 or so quilts still “hanging” around our home. I was toying with the idea of taking them all outside and laying them in an organized manner on the grass. Taking a ladder and climbing to the top and snapping some pictures. Or I had another thought, hanging them all along our fence line. Surrounding the back yard with quilts. Just the thought of those photographs makes me smile.