Friday, July 29, 2011

Progress with Japanese + and X Quilt

I haven't been working quite as much on this quilt this month, though every single time I work on a block from this quilt it makes me think about a book I once read called, "A Journey of a Novel" by John Steinbeck.  Every day as he was writing East of Eden (which he considered his masterpiece) he would first write in his journal to warm up and unwind his thoughts.   Every time  I work on one of these blocks I think of it as my warm up and then continue to move along in the sewing room doing various other things.  But, the reality is that I don't get very long to putter around in the sewing room at any one time so it's not much to warm up for. 

One of these blocks is my interpretation of my best friend.  Let's see if she can figure out which block is hers...  I'm sure it won't be too hard.

So, today was the day we took the plunge and ordered the machine.  Eeek!  I am excited, but a little nervous too.  Oh well, gotta keep moving along in this lifetime.  No time to watch the grass grow--I want to make sure I actually do the things I dream of doing!

3 comments:

Bluquilt said...

I am absolutely loving these blocks! You are going to have a treasure of a quilt when it's finished.

Elisa said...

fabulous literary reference! Love this quilt and always excited when we see it.

Jeannette said...

I love your blocks, they have so much interest with the cool fabrics. Congratulations on ordering the machine!!! I want one but can't justify it yet so I get to go to my friends place which so love.

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