Pay attention, an opportunity will knock at your door.
I've spent the past few evenings hand-stitching the binding to my blue and white quilt and I'm almost done. I find attaching bindings bittersweet, this time in particular. I've spent a lot of time with this project, I'm very happy with the way it turned out and it was an absolute pleasure to work. In a few days, it will be gone to a home which sits on an island, where I hope its comfort will be felt when those warm summer days turn to cool and misty nights.
I spent my studio time working on my Beatrix and Willem quilt. That's the working title. I might change it to Abdication but that sounds a little heavy duty.
Most of my quilts have a decent amount of forethought to them. Not this one. It was born from a morning of destashing. I just cut and sewed. I had tons of cream fabric so I cut some alternate squares. I thought it was looking kind of plain and with so much blue in the florals, I thought that my favorite orange would liven things up a bit.
I was concerned with combining the abstract orange pattern with the very traditional Dutch floral, but I cut myself a break and just did it, and I'm happy I did. So I guess it is looking more and more like a combination of traditional and modern, and I think it's working, just like I hope things are working out in the Netherlands and their transition of power.
One more thing, for anyone who has visited my blog in the last several days, I wanted to say thank you very much. I particpated in the Celebrate Hand Quilting Blog Hop and I had no idea how many people would read my blog and leave a comment. Let me change that: I meant to say nice people. It was really fun to 'welcome' visitors and have the opportunity to visit other blogs. With all that is going on in the world today, it is really encouraging to see so many people happy with handwork and sharing with each other. Let's all keep putting those creative, positive, fun vibes out there!
Please come back again!