almost 5 years ago, before we moved to this house, i had packed up my sewing room (while hugely pregnant with baby BJ) and figured that it would be quite a while before i was able to sew again.
the baby was born (and a sweet little baby she was!) and i had made her a charming little quilt, using repro fabrics from the 1930's. i had planned to also make a "matching" quilt for our bed, but that project got put on hold in the hustle of moving and caring for a growing family, all while doing a MAJOR remodel on our "new" home.
however, after we were here for a few months, i found that i really needed the soothing repetition of sewing, and creating something that stayed done, unlike cooking, cleaning, laundry or diapers. (not that i resent doing any of those things, it's just nice to have something stay done every once in a while!)
i hauled out my sewing machine again, and set it up on the school room table, right in the midst of the mess and bustle. every few days, i would piece a block (and that was in my "wonky" stage, apparently, since the blocks are purposely skewed. now, I'd do it a bit differently, as I'm not really sure that the wonky goes with the era...) until i finally had 154 4 patch, 44 log cabins and 39 Amish shadow blocks.
so, here we are, 4+ years later, and i have a substantial pile to work with! I'll do some playing with EQ5, and see what i can come up with. i envision perhaps a center medallion, surrounded by more of the blocks, and maybe a 4 patch border. maybe even some applique? *she says with a shudder*
this is a busy month (but aren't they all?) and we're busy planting and preparing to plant for our upcoming CSA season, but maybe i can at least get these blocks squared up and a plan for where I'm going!
check back here on March 31, and maybe you'll be pleasantly surprised. but not more surprised than i will be!