Sunday update

09.30.2012a

Phew, I’m closer to being finished. I finished the bare-minimum quilting I wanted to get done by Thursday evening and then took a vacation day on Friday to add in-between quilting lines. I started at 9 a.m. on Friday morning and finished around 9 p.m. that night. I’m not totally done though: I need to go back and fix a handful (um, a sizable handful) of mistakes. That I’ll do after work this week.

09.30.2012b

Maureen used the big Janome the rest of the weekend to work on her quilt. That was perfectly fine by me because I needed a break. I decided to work on some more blocks that focus on negative space (see here). An idea for my next quilt top has started to germinate; my original block being the centerpiece. Each block will incorporate aspects of what I think of when I hear ‘negative space’. My tentative name for the quilt top is space / negative. I know it’s presumptuous to think that far ahead but, hey, it’s fun to name stuff.

Saturday's block

Saturday’s block

Sunday’s block

This will be a busy week. The work week will keep me hopping and on Saturday we are taking a class taught by Alissa Haight Carlton, a founding member of the Modern Quilt Guild. Alissa will demonstrate making the “wonky” Log Cabin block; I’m hoping to get a lot out of the class. I also have to start getting ready for Monday, October 8th’s Ventura Modern Quilt Guild meeting. Alissa will be our guest speaker which means we need to make her proud and host a GREAT meeting.

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