workin’

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I sewed something! It’s not my DWR quilt, but it’s a start. One of my coworkers commissioned me to make a quilt to take to her friend’s baby shower. She wanted a design that would last a long time- beyond the world of cutesy baby prints- and one that wouldn’t cost too much. I remember seeing a stacked zigzag quilt on Flickr a while back & I thought it would be a good fit. It took exactly one week to strip piece it and quilt straight lines. Anyways, I’m pretty pleased & I’m glad I can still wrestle five feet of quilt through my machine! & oh, it had the prettiest blue flannel in the back! I wish I had taken a better photo…
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In other news, thanks to everyone who has taken the time to pep me up! I really appreciate all the kind words that have been flowing my way. Warm fuzzies for everyone! This month, I’ve written four more pages of my book (To clarify- It’s not a quilt book! I’ve been writing a novel for the past two years), talked to a fabric store owner about teaching a modern quilting workshop in the Fall, designed a tshirt, designed two (!) collections of fabric prints (but they still aren’t done), and drafted my DWR Challenge quilt. It’s come a long way since my napkin sketch. And there’s now a praying mantis involved…
So, I’m going to go back to work now, but I wanted to let y’all know I’m feeling on the up & up! Woot! Have a good day! r

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3 thoughts on “workin’

  1. what is the solid gray? and tell me about your binding! It looks cool and textural! Happy to hear you are on the up and up!

    • rebecca says:

      The gray is a Japanese yarn dyed cotton that I got from Mood. It’s like Robert Kaufman Essex, but without the linen nonsense! I got no time for frays, yo. I sewed the binding to the back & the stitched it down on the front side with a big zigzag. It got nice & crumply when I washed it.

  2. Emily T says:

    Love it! It reminds me of Charlie Brown, but the hipster version. I’m glad you’re feeling better. Can’t wait to see what you’ve dreamed up for the DWR challenge!

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