Even though I’m becoming more interested in exploring new techniques and focusing on quilts as art, I still want to continue making traditional quilts. I’ve never been very good at strictly following patterns — I always find myself wanting to put my own twist on them. As I experiment more, I’m sure this will continue to happen with the traditional quilts I make. I do still want to make quilts that can be used and cuddled with. Quilts that have no more meaning than being something that keeps a person warm and gave me something to do.
I thought that we were going to be watching the first half of Fellowship of the Ring tonight, but the boys changed their mind and decided to watch The Lost World (Jurassic Park 2). I wasn’t particularly interested in that, so I went back to the sewing room, and finished my top. I also got the binding cut, sewn and pressed. I also know that the binding is much longer than it needs to be, so I won’t have a nasty surprise when I am ready to bind it. It’s nothing spectacular, mostly it’s just about the beautiful fabric and wanting to make a quilt using a certain block. The green and white checked border might still be overkill, but it’s done. It needs to be quilted before I pass judgment about whether or not I am really happy with it. I hope to get the quilting done soon.