Take a look at what I worked on today. It will be a pillow something like the one I made a few weeks ago. Remember this one?
I plan to quilt it first then make it into a pillow. I haven't decided on the quilting motif. The fabric has a distinct Asian influence, so I want to do a little more research before I quilt it.
I love the red and black colors. In fact, it's the colors that inspired me to choose the fabric from the stash.
I like the look so much that I decided to play with it a little more and ended up making something I've been toying with for a while.
A small quilt for AAQI! Yes, I went ahead and made one. I know, Jenclair and I have said we'd start at the beginning of July, but I just needed to see what we are in for. Turns out that it takes only an hour or so. Of course, that depends very much on how difficult the pattern is, but something as simple as this one took me about an hour and a half from cutting to quilting to binding.
A few strips and a circle cut from the focus fabric added to coordinating solids all pieced together in any haphazard way. I tried to mimic the writing on the focus fabric, but there's no way I'm good enough for that.
Regardless, I like the outcome and hope that it will fetch a few dollars for AAQI. Every little amount helps when it is added to the rest.
I have lofty goals of making a few AAQI quilts this summer, but I can't commit myself to more than one or two. Although Richard is healing well, his surgery has taken a toll on me. I'm exhausted most of the time. It's funny how much he did that I didn't appreciate before. Of course, now that I'm doing everything he did and everything I normally do, I'm feeling the pain. I haven't even begun painting the studio or putting things away. My "big reveal" will be more of a "there, that's it." Not a lot of fanfare, I'm afraid.
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