Oh my goodness, it’s been simply ages since I last wrote a post and apart from sewing I haven’t done much really. I’m still clunking around with the ‘walking boot’ making my foot heavy and huge and apart from the odd twinge in my back due to the ‘lop sidedness' I think I’m coping rather well, so well that I’ve even taken the crutches and propt them up alongside the sewing machine.
Last April, the quilt group that I used to belong to, celebrated each others birthdays by making four pre chosen blocks for the birthday girl. If you wanted a specific colour way or fabric it was your task to supply the fabric otherwise you got scrappy blocks. I decided that I wanted to have a two colour quilt so I supplied the pattern and fabric to each member. Now, there were only five members in this group so each lot of blocks could be made into a quilt will a little bit of extra work. Well, a member of the group for one reason or other chose not to make my blocks, she never did give a reason and that left me feeling really sad and very let down. For a long while the blocks that the other girls had made shouted out at me from my design wall, wanting to be made complete and for a long while I ignored them. Working on those blocks just recalled a sad, moment in my life – a time when I discovered that not all quilters stayed true to their words and in fact some could be darned right hurtful, hence the reason for me no longer being with that group.
Well it’s a year on, I belong to a great quilt group that love lots of fun and laughter and most importantly seem to adopt the sisterhood of quilters way without even trying. Now was the time for ‘the quilt’ to be finished, and that is exactly what I did.
‘Red Rind Cheddar’ came out of sadness and I think it’s absolutely gorgeous, I’m fortunate to have a friend who happens to be a talented long arm quilter and Sue really did an outstanding job for me. The photo is a little pale as the gold is much more deeper in real life.
So, there it is. a year on and feeling great and… something for OPAM as I was rather slack last month – sorry Peg and Kris.