I had a full day of teaching yesterday so I didn't get much else done.
I have been wanting to make a quilt for some very good friends of Leiya's and I sort of had in mind a Feathered Star wall hanging. And though I've been making my own Feathered Star bed quilt I can't really find a pattern for a wall hanging that I'm excited about. (How dumb is that! Just use the same pattern, Tanya!) I want this to be a special quilt and Leiya and I even bought some homey fabrics in a rust color scheme for it. I don't have any deadline so I could hand piece and hand quilt and spend a lot of time on this project... If I could get excited about a pattern...
Remember when I said I had ordered a pattern even after all my shopping in the States? Well, it came last week and I'm chomping at the bit to get started on it. But it strikes me as a batik sort of quilt rather than homey... Good for Leiya's friends or not? Hmmm. And it is supposed to be machine pieced and machine quilted so it will go fairly quickly (if I don't mess up). Is that okay for a special quilt? Or maybe I should just make it for myself (again!! I make too many quilts for myself!) and try it out and make it again for Leiya's friends if I like it...
This is the pattern. Isn't it a beauty?! It is called Mexican Stars and I find the curved lines very striking. So I sent away for it and it arrived with a second unexpected lovely pattern in the package! And a note from the designer!
"Hi, I know international postage is expensive so I have included the Azalea Gardens pattern free of charge. Thank you."
THANK YOU!!! Well, isn't that a lovely thing for this designer to do! Just made my day!
And another thing that made my day this week was a gift of silk flowers and earrings from some friends
"because your mother has been ill". I feel very loved!