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It’s a Part 4 Friday!
This labyrinth, made completely of lavender plants is NOT found in Provence.
It’s actually from Germany, but when I saw the photo I just had to share it.
To my friend Marie – I hope you are playing along and see this, because it made me think of you and your love of labyrinths, wherever you can find them.
Can you imagine how good this one smells to whomever is walking it in contemplation?
There is meditation in repetition. And that applies to quilting too. Instead of thinking of the whole quilt, we are focusing on one unit at a time. It can even seem overly simple and nearly brainless, but sewing this way is extremely soothing for me. I don’t have to worry about what comes next, I just put the pieces through, one pair at a time, and my blood pressure goes down, my heart stops pounding so hard about everything else that is undone in my life, and unit by unit, we are making something beautiful!
Another Lavender Labyrinth, from California.
There have been many things out of my control over the past few months, and I am using this month home during mystery time to breathe OUT the stress of things I can’t control, and breathe IN those things that I am able to do. And that applies so greatly during this time of year where holidays and family and all that goes with it can be so stressful.
I have good news –Essential Triangle Tools are shipping next week, and should be arriving to me around the 21st. I have printed all invoices, labels are ready, packing materials are ready, as soon as they are here I have my family also ready to get as many of these out the door as we can by Christmas Eve.
I will be spending Christmas, and the 26th with my family. My son Jason is bringing his girlfriend, Jenny, up to the cabin for her first Christmas with us and this is important to our family. Orders that didn’t go out by Christmas Eve will resume filling on the 27th. I hope to have all out by New Years Eve.
I leave January 3rd for Arizona and my 2017 teaching year begins. It is my goal to have everything out the door before I go.
As stated before in our introductory post and elsewhere, you can use other specialty rulers that do the same thing as the Essential Triangle Tool which is used for quarter square triangles and half square triangles. I will be giving unit sizes and you can use any method, any tool you have that does this same job for these units.
Last week I told you that I had rearranged our clues anticipating that the Essential Triangle Tools would be arriving toward the end of our mystery. So……this is where repeat and relaxation comes in. I originally had everything extremely scrambled to keep you happily diverted, but this week we have another repeat:
80 More Tri Recs!
Units will measure 3 1/2’’ and finish at 3’’ in the quilt.
This is your “Impulsive” aka Dark Purples and your Neutrals.
ALL of your “Impulsive” Dark Purples get to play with all of your neutrals.
Nothing matches anything, just two different Dark Purples per unit on any neutral.
This is NOT your "Magical" Light Lilac Lavenders. Just the dark ones and the neutrals.
Press all seams toward the purple triangles.
This should be an easier step for you than previous weeks, and I am keeping in mind that Christmas and Hanukkah are falling at the same time this year. I’m trying to give everyone a lighter load until after Christmas. Just do what you can. Enjoy your Purples. But enjoy your family and friends and your holiday memory making opportunities even more! Fit the sewing in on the side.
If you need a refresher on this unit, go back to Part 2 for the videos, the templates and hints and helps.
Purple. Just beautiful!
I can also let you know that after this step you can put your Tri-Recs rulers away. We are done with them for this mystery.
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
My friend Mona and I went antiquing yesterday on my way home from the cabin. This quilt was PART of what we found! I'll post more about the goodies tomorrow.
Have a wonderful week, everyone!