Okay, enough is enough! This week I had a come to Jesus talk with my self. I said, "Self, you have playing around with the pinwheels for too long. At this rate this quilt is NEVER going to get done. It is too darn pretty for you to do a pinwheel here and a pinwheel there. Get over your laziness and just work on it regular!"
So that's what I did this week. I took it out in my studio and started working on the pinwheels like it was a regular project, not just a project I do to keep my fingers busy. Now you've seen it here and there on this blog but this time I'm serious! Fabric on my work table, blocks on the wall, Work an hour or two a day serious!
I'm still not quite sure what form they are going to tessellate into but I did realize that I needed some very "Medium" blocks. I have a lot of darks, a lot of lights but really no mediums and transitional blocks. So that's what I was making this week. I also discovered the world of 5" charm packs. I had no idea that the smart fabric marketers have started selling 5" charm packs of commercial fabric lines. AND these little charm packs are relatively inexpensive and full of a lot of variety. Thanks to Amazon Prime, I was able to get some Stonehenge Gradation Chips from Northcott in a jiffy. I still think that I'll have to do some Red Solo cup dyeing soon in the palette of the quilt to get some good transitional fabrics but we'll see.
Anyways, listening to Laurie R King's A Grave Talent, I happily am plodding along on the quilt.
Now for the sad news ....
In her quilting life she taught internationally, wrote several books and founded a popular quilting retreat near her home in Beaver Island, Michigan home. She was a prolific quilter and with a quick google search you can find many examples of her videos, podcasts, and quilts.
She will be missed.