As is par for the course around the holidays, things have been pretty busy around here. Children's activities, meetings and my shoulder surgery have kept me away from the sewing machine more than I'd have liked. But I did manage to eek out a quilt top.
As I posted earlier, the generous Patricia Bravo sent fabric scraps from her studio to readers who volunteered to make a quilt for Project Linus. I chose to make a Mod Mosaic quilt based on Elizabeth Hartman's Mod Mosaic floor pillow tutorial. I absolutely love the Mod Mosaic block, but it is time consuming! I think I'll keep to simpler blocks for charity quilts- the goal is to make them quickly so I can donate them quickly.
After watching me play around and make blocks with the scraps I received, Martina (my 8-year old) has become an ardent admirer of Patricia Bravo. So much so that she has commissioned a Mod Mosaic quilt from me. We went to Pat's blog and browsed though her fabric collections, where Martina chose the yet-to-be-released Poetica in the cool colorway for her quilt. My parents gave her Christmas shopping money, and she decided to put aside some of that money to buy a 1/2 yard bundle of Poetica when it hits the shops in February.
The quilting of the Project Linus quilt will, unfortunately, have to wait until my
shoulder completely heals. This gives me a little time to decide how to
quilt it. Free motion quilting is out (never tried it), as is stitch
in the ditch (which lines would I follow?). Any suggestions?