It is quite clear that my “Community Supper” is going to be huge! I am thrilled beyond words at the overwhelming response to my orphan block request. I opened 30 packages on Saturday alone. Don’t worry, if you are thinking of sending a block, I will make room for it. I figure if I get too many I can make two quilts – after all, the best part of any community supper is dessert!
I have started to quilt a few. This is Audrey’s (Quilty Folk) block. I felt a bit guilty machine quilting such a fabulous hand appliqued block, but I like the result. I love the term “organic” when referring to machine quilting. This one is so organic, I could actually smell manure as I was sewing along. I am using “cheater” (aka printed patchwork) prints for the back of each block and this is one of my favorites by Mary Koval.
The bindings will have to wait for a bit. I have chosen a Jo Morton black print, but I’m not sure I have enough. I should know by next week if I have to choose another print.
I thank everyone who is participating and all of you who are watching the quilt progress.
I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. We felt so very blessed to have been able to spend the weekend (in the house my husband’s grandfather was born in) with our children and grandchildren who are in our “circle of safety”. My heart goes out to those of you who have not been able to be with your family.
Our view to the west is of Popham Beach.
Keep calm and quilt on!