I decided to play around with EQ7 a bit the other day as I was thinking of making a small quilt and I wanted to explore various possibilities. I decided to go with the Roman Stripe block as I've never made one before and I knew just the fabrics that would work great for that block. I played with the block size a bit, decided to put the blocks on point, and then I was ready to start sewing.
I printed out pieces for paper piecing, pulled out the hand dyed or hand painted fabrics in the colors that I wanted to use, and started sewing. I was listening to the new book by Alexander McCall Smith, The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon. Have you ever read any of his books? I love his characters and how real they seem. While I'm listening I can almost see the view of Botswana or feel the heat of the day.
I pulled some leftover Kona black fabric from one of my scrap bins for the triangles and the borders. I decided to hand quilt this using pearl cotton and a larger running stitch which was a lot of fun to do.
Speaking of machines, I went to an estate sale the other day and I had the opportunity to buy a newer Bernina at a very good price. I decided to think about it a bit, well, a bit too long as it turned out, as someone else jumped at the deal. Darn it! Well, I have no doubt that there will be other used Berninas to turn up...but that one was the GOOD one that got away ;-)
I'm off to cycle with my son on this sunny afternoon.
Here's hoping that you have time for fabric/fiber,