In spite of feeling overwhelmed by all of the medias shared images & memories of nightmares past that will never be forgotten... today has been a productive quilting day.
For 14 years now, September 11 has become a day of remembrance...
and between televised memorials & phone calls shared with loved ones... I have quilted.
As a New Yorker... we all lost someone we knew.
It was devastating, terrifying, angering...
I could go on and on.
But I would rather share some quilting.
My local quilt shop: A NIMBLE THIMBLE
had a charm pack of
Modern Background- PAPER
by Brigitte Heiland for ZEN CHIC
I just love it!
I am making a table runner...
Nothing too complicated.
Honestly... I haven't the attention span today.
I am just sort of making it up as I go...
I decided to create rows
to include the precuts scattered "haphazardly"
I ended up creating 4 rows
I kept trying to decide on row placement
and shifting them about on my design wall
(Some of the squares were too close to others-since I had not bothered to preplan or measure...)
Eventually, I decided to add in a strip between each row...
I pieced the back... put it all back up on the design wall,
and realized I didn't like it... too wide :(
So... I removed one row...
3 was right I decided...
I used an adhesive basting spray to attach the piecing
to a scrap of batting I had laying around.
I have no idea what type it is... or when it is from...
Using my walking foot, I started out quilting in straight lines
Table runners back
As I neared the sides I decided to use slight waves
to add some motion
(If I had not made cuts for the fourth row... I would have had enough...)
Hopefully my local fabric shop will have some more...