When I started blogging I read a couple tips for bloggers. One of the things I learned is that a blogger should never apologize for an absence. Apparently, people don't like reading other people's apologies.
I am sorry I have been MIA
I have always been a bit of a rebel (this statement is not really that true).
I think I was busy, but I can't remember what I doing.
Meanwhile back in the sewing room, I had a super productive sewing weekend. I finished the binding on a quilt, but I have not managed to work up the energy for a photo shoot.
I finished a rocking border for one of the medallion traveling quilt groups I am in (seriously, I am in two medallion alongs right now). This is a secret quilt, so I can only show a peek. You will have to trust me, it is boss.
This is Paige's quilt and I do not think I am going out on a limb when I say, we are heading exactly in the direction she pointed us.
Then I made the center/starter for my SURMA medallion traveling quilt group I am doing. This one is with my mountain sewing ladies, although we prefer to think of ourselves as members of Sigma Sigma Upsilon. It is not secret, so I can show you my work every month (for you savvy instagram people #surmasewing).
My medallion theme is "I love color." I am going for a color block/low volume theme, where each border is a scrappy version of a different color (chosen by the maker that month). I decided to make the center my favorite color, BLUE!
The block was made using the Ice Star pattern, which is free from Sew What Sherlock. Full disclosure on this buddy, it was a great pattern, very easy to follow and gorgeous, but it took FOREVER.
I am showing you this picture to give you an idea about how many pieces it took.
My center is now out in the wild, I will not get to see it in person for about a year... But I will get to see pictures. Yay!
I have some neat projects in the works. I promise I will come back soon.
Tonight I am in a hotel room and I am exhausted. I think I might even be too tired for reality TV... bizarre...
My next post will be cuteness overload, so prepare yourself (I feel I should mention it will not be my cat, although he is cute).