I finished the binding, the hanging sleeve and the stitching down of the label on this quilt last night!
It was about all I could do after settling in….grab a bite of dinner, throw the shoes off, climb into my comfy chair and watch something on Netflix and just unwind and bind.
Usually I am in for something mystery related, or a historical fiction, or even chick flick comedy. Something with a plot and a hero/heroine, something that touches either my heart or my sense of good guys/bad guys in a crime/legal/police/lawyer drama. Medical drama sometimes, as long as they are not too bloody gory.
And then something happened last night while flipping through “What’s trending” –a documentary on SUGAR and the sugar industry called “Sugar Coated.”
If you have Netflix, be sure to watch it.
I worry about our quilters. Quilters and chocolate and sweet things go together. We laugh about it, we tease about it, but this is serious. Sugar is the most addictive drug that is out there.
I bet you’ll learn something you didn’t know. Something you didn’t WANT to know. And it is going to change how you do things if you care about your life.
Sugar Coated Trailer from The Cutting Factory on Vimeo.
Just give it a watch!
If the trailer interests you, go watch the whole thing.
We all joke about quilting being a sedentary sport. Just watch what we are doing to our bodies as we sit and sew, press and cut, and snack.
I thought about this long and hard as I went off to bed last night, vowing to change things. For me. I have too many quilts yet to make in my life to have my life cut short by the garbage that the food industry is putting in pretty packages and pushing at us as "healthy."
So this morning I went outside to get photos of this quilt back [[that I can show you]] and the front will have to remain a mystery for a while longer [[because I can’t show you!]]
It’s a lovely day on the mountain!
There WILL be some blue ridge parkway motorcycle rides this weekend. There will be burgers on the grill and a watermelon to slice. There will be time for walks, time for naps, and time to start the step-outs for the Wanderlust Workshop I’m recording with Quiltmaker that will air in the fall. My days to record are in August, so it’s time to beat the crunch and get some step outs and samples made, and perhaps even a bonus table runner started in different colorways and fabrics. If you have started Wanderlust in the past, and if it still sits as a UFO Maybe it’s time to bring it back out to play!
You will find my post about it HERE.
Wanderlust was on the cover!
There will loads of half square triangles and flying geese in my future. Good thing I love them. And I love making them with specialty rulers. If you’ve always wanted to make this quilt, but wanted some guidance, consider waiting until the fall and take my online workshop – it will be a breeze and we’ll have so much fun doing it together.
My little quilt hanging!
For those of you asking about the Quilt of Valor Silent Auction going on, you can view ALL of the quilts in the auction HERE. There are beautiul quilts that have been made specifically for this cause by many well known quilters. There is a phone number to call if you want to bid on one. All funds go toward Quilts of Valor. Go take a look and place a bid!
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
Sometimes we get stuck in a rut because we don't know what the road ahead has in store and we're afraid to take a step. But if you don't, you'll never get anywhere! Take the step!
Vintage churn Dash quilt found by my friend Irene in Kentucky. I love the simple quilts the best!
Enjoy your Friday, everyone!