Monday, May 4, 2009

April STUD mini sent

April STUD sent
My April "anything goes" mini-quilt for S.T.U.D. was received a while ago, so now I can post it. The pattern is called "Vintage Voyage" and came from an issue of American Patchwork and Quilting. I'm not really sure what it is about this pattern that drew me in, but after I saw it I knew I had to make it. 

April STUD wonky
This is a LOT of half-square triangles (as I mentioned way back in this post)! I had some seam-allowance issues, apparently, because even after trimming the little squares, I still had to trim the rows to get them to fit the bigger squares, and the poor little corner squares got cut off. 

April STUD + twin
Still, there were some really good things about making this quilt. I love how the colors work together, despite some of the wonky piecing. I like that everything in it, including the back, is from my stash! I also like that I did my swap quilt and my twin for me at the same time. 

I'm sorry for staying away from the blog for so long--I didn't mean to. Last weekend our kitty, Bellow, got very sick very quickly, and on Tuesday he had to be put to sleep. Our little family has been traumatized and devastated by the experience, and I feel like I've been walking around in a daze, trying to pick up whatever pieces are left. We are slowly getting back to "normal" life, but the absence is palpable and the grief is so painful. I've been working, but it's going to be baby steps back to crafty productivity. That said, I have been working on some Mother's Day projects that I hope to be able to reveal next week, and then it's on to the May S.T.U.D. swap, which is "twisted traditional." I have some ideas, but need to sit down and see if they actually can be made to work. 


mandylifeboats said...

so sorry for your loss. glad to see u posting again. love the quilt, you do beautiful work.

Anonymous said...

anyone who received you minis are lucky, lucky people!