I spent a good chunk of my weekend at a drop-in retreat at Olive and Me Retreat in Palmyra. I arrived Saturday morning with sewing supplies and a toothbrush, and never got home until 5 p.m. Sunday. Proprietor Nancy Jane was offering mini classes for the holidays or participants could just do their own thing. I did my own thing.
I'm working on a baby quilt for a brand new extended family member due around Christmas, using some leftovers from a similar piece I made several years ago. How can I make an entire new quilt, and not appear to deplete the leftovers? AT ALL? When anyone figures this enigma out, please let me know.
And an enigma it is, on more than one level. This is a Winding Ways or Wheel of Mystery, made from Marti Michell templates and an assortment of mostly lightish-value batiks. The gentle curves are fairly easy to piece. I love, love the visual ambiguity and complexity of this pattern and the secondary patterns that develop. All in all perfect for a young mom with deep roots in Eastern spirituality. I'm sure the baby-to-be will be a most interesting person too. We have to give him/her something intriguing to look at!