A (sewing) room with a view

As you may have gathered from my blog post last week about sewing and sewing therapy, Fridays are my sewing days when I try to squeeze in as much as I can in-between school drop off and pick up.

This week, I had a plan. I was determined to complete a few more rows of my new quilt.  So I got myself organised and earlier in the week I cut up all the bits of fabric I’d be needing, and today, well I managed get them all done. (Yay!)

Sometimes I find that when piecing a quilt, what works well on paper as a design might not work so well on fabric, as I mentioned in a previous post, Golden Glow.

However, I think this quilt is coming along nicely – my eldest daughter came into my sewing room a little earlier and complimented me on the design, saying that it looked like little windows peering out into the open. I can see what she means. And I think she’s right. Perhaps I need to rethink the name I had in mind for this quilt.

Thinking about her comment, it was really quite apt… Earlier in the day, while taking a short break from sewing, I looked through my window to see some ominous clouds gathering; the fields however were still bright green as if trying to cling on to the sunshine, and all the while my sewing machine was boldly set against this background in silhouette. I noticed that the colours from this scene seemed to match the colours of the fabrics I’m using.

So perhaps, I need to rename the quilt, something like ‘The view from my window’ instead of ‘Blue leaves’ – what do you think? Perhaps you have other suggestions?!

As always, do share your thoughts with me. I love to read your comments.

And in the meantime, I wish you all a lovely weekend!

Mel x




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Melony Patch

Patchwork quilter into all things crafty and homely, and with an interest in mental well-being.

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