Yesterday I taught an all day scrap workshop to the Sac County Quilters in Sac City,Iowa about 2 hours from Garner. It was a very low key workshop all about sewing scraps. I have learned that I am completely burned out of following a pattern. After almost 35 years of designing and writing patterns, I want to just sit down and sew mindlessly while I watch TV or listen to a book. And some of my favorite quilts have been the result. It is very liberating and very relaxing – for me. There were some in the class who felt they could not be happy sewing with so few restrictions and that’s fine. I told them I was not the quilt police. While Mom lived at Okoboji I dreamed of taking my machine to the lake along with a tub of scraps and sewing a scrap quilt without a pattern just to see what I could come up with. Here are a couple show and tell quilts from the girls at the workshop. Very nice!
I think tomorrow would be a good day to start the rug again, don’t you? Have your 2″ strips cut and if you’re going to work with t- shirt knits, be sure to warp with a non-stretchy fabric also cut 2″ wide.
It’s Sunday afternoon – time for a nap and lots of time to play with my new machine. What a great new toy!