Winter collage

Winter collage

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Don't Tread On Me....

Oh so very long ago - think it was in 4th or 5th grade, we were assigned a specific art project...instead, while most of the other students were dutifully completing their assignment, I went off in another direction and drew a version of this famous 1775-1776 flag....

Given my totally obsessive fear of anything that slithers, just can't figure out what got into my young head. Needless to say, my teacher was not pleased with my behavior....so what, you ask, has this got to do with quilting? But of late, my quilting mojo has taken a nose dive. Three huge projects - all of which involve major handwork, are proving to be very long term with no finish in sight yet. Do you ever just want to switch gears temporarily - Just because....? I could have chosen something from my long list of "started" projects. But nooooo...lets do something from scrappy scratch..

Here is the top - not an official finish yet but it was nice to just sit at the Bernina and hear it hum along

It is all ready a nice lap size so will probably just finish it up with a striped binding cut on the bias. Think it should be called No Rhyme Or Reason and keep it in the RV.

Now back to some of that handwork - and Don't Tread On Me while the search is on for my quilting mojo - its out there somewhere. Maybe frozen in place due to what feels like an endlessly cold winter..

Pat