The minute I see that Carol over Just Let Me Quilt is hosting a blog hop, I’m in! I just love this lady and her work is beautiful! And the color combo that’s been lighting me up lately has been blue and sand, like this quilt that was my entry for Project Quilting’s Crazy Quilting.
Do you have any bucket list quilts? You know, those quilts you really want to make some day? I’ve loved Ocean Waves quilts for about ever. I remember in about 1981 finding the pattern in a magazine like Women’s Day. This was back in the days when you had a really pretty quilt picture and the instructions were the angles to draft your own templates in about 3 inches of column in the back. No exactly beginner friendly. This was the first time I realized that I probably should have embraced studying geometry…sigh. After looking at a whole bunch of tutorials and patterns, I realized that I needed to go back to the drawing board. After all these years, I really needed to figure out my own math…darn it! I had some adventures with rulers but I’m on my way (well, one block, some graph paper numbers and a whole lot of excitement.) I’m going for queen size with this one so don’t hold your breath!
The week hasn’t gone exactly to plan. My youngest had some surgery (routine) on Friday and then had a second surgery (not as routine) due to some complications on Saturday. So the many hours of spring break quilting morphed into hours of hanging out watching TV and providing popsicles and moral support. (I wouldn’t trade it for being anywhere else, though. This time with my girls is precious to me although I’d prefer it when everyone feels well.)
I did want to contribute to the hop, though, and so I paper-pieced these tiny boats to make a wall-hanging for my downstairs bathroom which is sea-themed. It will finish a little under 8″x12″ and hang near the sink.
And, speaking of beaches, our trip to Australia in 2019 has been popping up in my memories. I’m so grateful I had that amazing trip with my husband before everything fell apart.
Be sure to check out the rest of the Salty Crew. They are such a talented group…you don’t want to miss a thing!
Thanks, Carol, for putting all of this together!