These blocks date back to the beginning of this blog in 2010. I was thinking of making a bento box quilt at the time, but it fizzled. It's still on the bucket list, though.
It feels good to finish these up quilt-as-you-go style and send them off to where they'll be made into colorful quilts for those in need.
Again, just doing what seems natural when I sit down to quilt these. I have always wanted to try wishbone quilting, but my attempts on paper have been pretty wonky. Well, it came out just as wonky in the actual quilting too, but hey, that's why it's called practice.
Looks better from the back, perhaps.
* * * * *Last Sunday afternoon, I had the pleasure of hearing the fabulous Jeni Baker of In Color Order talk about her quilts and her career as a pattern and fabric designer!
She spoke to a group of us at Mill House Quilts in Waunakee, Wisconsin, within easy driving distance for me, and the weather cooperated, thank goodness.
It was fun and fascinating to hear about her quilt making experiences and what sounded like a true Cinderella story when it came to her entry into the world of fabric design.
I loved seeing her trunk show. So much wonderful color and pattern!
I was especially enamored of this one (below), an early quilt of hers replicated from a quilt her grandmother had made:
We even chatted a little bit before her talk, about Pyrex, her bunny George, and the joys of thrifting.
Her new fabric line, due out in April, is an ode to her love of vintage linens, called Dreamin' Vintage. I meant to tell her that her Lazy Daisy Raspberry reminds me very much of a bedspread and sheet set I had on my bed back in the day.
I probably got a little carried away by asking for a photo with her, but she happily obliged. I am a giant by comparison to her petite frame, so I squatted down a good bit for this shot. Work those quads!
Jeni was such a delight to hear speak. Her energy and bubbly enthusiasm was infectious, and I left with a big smile on my face.
And a little bit of fabric too!