I seemed to have a lot of energy this weekend, for doing and finishing and rearranging. I so enjoy that productive kind of mood! And while some of the "farm" chores I tackled were far from glamorous, I do have a finished quilt to show you.
This is "Rainbow Craze", a collaborative creation with the Faith circle of do. Good Stitches. Course, that's only a corner. You can see the whole quilt top here. I actually like this sampler quilt better in bits and pieces. It's sure to be enjoyed up-close and personal by the family who will receive it.
And it does have such happy corners!
I knew that a Remix print would be ideal for backing this quilt, so I asked the good folks at Robert Kaufman if they would be willing to donate yardage for the backing. They sent over this lovely Bermuda Zig Zag by Anne Kelle. So lively! And I couldn't resist using the same print for the binding.
Stripes make perfect bindings!
Thank-you, Robert Kaufman! You've been a blessing.
For quilting, I landed on "organic" straight lines, stitched free-form with no plans for spacing and no guidelines to follow. It was a very nice experience and quilted up amazingly fast. Photographed fresh from the dryer!
The amazing blocks that make up this Rainbow Craze were completed by my friends in the Faith circle. You can find them on Flickr under these names and at the do Good Stitches group page:
Evelyn F Wells
This quilt is being donated to a single mother of 6 who has escaped an abusive relationship. It's my hope that she receives it with our love and with the love of God, which surpasses all pain. I know that it's a little thing to give a quilt in the face of real suffering. And yet, our quilt is a tangible expression of care and beauty made with her tastes in mind, so I send it confident that it will bring some encouragement. And I am thankful for the opportunity to be part of this work.
On a completely different note, I spent some time this weekend rearranging the corners of our home. Aria and Liam got desks for their room, which necessitated some furniture juggling.
This shelf (discovered in a closet when we bought our 60's home) appreciated a new coat of paint, and found itself to the living room. Our kids are almost beyond playing with toys like these - almost, but not quite. Oh, goodness - it all goes so fast!
And here's our entryway/my office/kid's art room, where I also do yoga. That table was about to be Craigslisted when my mom said we should try it in this spot.
Um, yes. I'm loving the new corner! Thank-goodness for moms.
And don't let me steal the credit, because she told me to put the shells there too. If it didn't feel like summer already, this would certainly do it!
Wishing you many lovely little corners in your day,