A long time ago
I took the best class I have ever taken
with a quilter named David Walker.
that you could make a quilt
totally from your gut
just happily moving along
that the quilting muse
would guide you
in the direction the quilt wanted to go.
I thank this quilting muse
I have just the right amount of thread
the unexpected perfect fabric
blocks that fit together perfectly
any time I sit down to sew.
I am still finding joy
in making Vintage Spin quilts
from Kathy Doughty's pattern!
I was using four of my gigantic spins
and a bunch of smaller ones I was making
with a different color palette
when I was struck by the thought...
WHAT IF I use them all together in one quilt?
(gotta love embracing the what IFs!)
This is what I have so far.
I need to make a few more blocks for the bottom row.
(Thanks to my sons who tried to help
and shame on Walter who suddenly felt like he was a bull
and my quilt was a red cape!)
My other current project
with all the leftovers
from turning the Vintage Spin wedge circles
I sewed the cut offs together
and then used my diamond template.
Now I have all these stars.
Not sure what is going to happen.
Knowing that whatever it is
it will be OK.
Focusing on joy
embracing the what if!