While I was away the Sew and Sews have been very busy. For example, Mary Jane can take bits and pieces of seemingly mis-matched fabrics and create little quilts that will find happy and appreciative owners. This is a lesson to all of us with scrap collections or donations from others...these fabrics are itching to be used, to be part of a design, a quilt that can bring happiness to someone who otherwise would not know the gift. The cohesive elements: the green and green toned fabrics that compliment the blues. The inner border provides a break for the eye and literally frames the piece. The additional border is a woodland pattern that incorporates many of the colors in the body of the quilt. The piecing is straight forward and the pattern is a symmetrical geometry of center blocks with cornerstones and frame.
Well, that's all for now. It is busy here in Sewtopia. Yesterday Mrs. Sewtopia helped bread 500 pounds of cod for the church fish fry. Yes, I said 500 pounds. Tomorrow will be a repeat performance. With the studio in a bit of a toss, some straightening will be required. The recently purchesed knit fabrics have been washed and dried. PJ's are soon to come. New patterns too. My current PJ's are in a horrible state. It became startlingly clear when the bottoms slid to the floor as I was getting out of bed. The elastic is shot, the fabric is threadbare, it is time. I would prefer to quilt, of course, but there are needs to be met and I absolutely refuse to pay $60.00 for quality sleepwear. So there you have it, Sewtopia is like most other households. May your day be filled with purposeful activity that benefits you and your family and reaches out to those who need in your world.