It’s been more than a month since I have done any sewing. And that is a looooong time!
Last Saturday I led a workshop for the Oakville Quilters’ Guild and was asked to do a little demonstration of the wavy line quilting. I brought along a few of the blocks that have been made for testing different quilts I designed and I also brought the paper pieced Geometric Texas. This was a paper pieced block designed by Kristy of Quiet Play Designs.
I don’t usually choose to make something that is paper pieced. This is only the second block I have made using the method. But I couldn’t resist. Kristy designed the block in an effort to help raise money for those displaced by the hurricane Harvey. And knowing I was planning to attend Quilt Market soon afterward made me feel a closeness to those Texans. I wanted to do what I could to promote the fund raiser any way I could and showed my finished block here on the blog and on social media.
When I went to Texas for Quilt Market in October, I finally had a chance to meet Kristy in person. She flew in from Australia for the event.
I added white and grey borders to make my block bigger and quilted using my organic wavy lines during the demonstration at the workshop. The backing is some random print I found in my stash and it has a lot of sewing notions and a little love so I thought it would make a cute backing.
My sister Georgina and I drove down to Texas from Ontario Canada. And it was the first time in over 35 years that we had a chance to hang out together and have some fun. I do hope that we will have a chance to do something like this again, but even if we don’t, I want to make sure she remembers our trip for years to come.
We had joked around during our trip about getting a tattoo of Texas and all the states we passed through. But I really think this was a more fitting tribute to our trip and the memories we made along the way.
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