unraveled wednesday | 9.18.19 …

  • Two Things on my Bucket List

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  • No less than 12+ years ago, attending a library pre-conference, I took a class on paper making. I enjoyed the class and promptly added to my bucket listtake more classes.  Fast-forward to yesterday, 9/17/19: Sorting through old family photos, I ran across the paper and booklet I made plus
    • not only  a photo of me making the paper,
    • but also an article in the March 2015 Washingtonian: The Great Washingtonian Bucket List: 50 Things Every Local Needs to Do!  Some of the items on the list I’ve done, some I know I never will, e.g., “ride through Rock Creek Park on horseback!”
    • There is one thing not on that list but is still on mine: take more paper-making  classes. And that jogged my memory: less than 5 miles away there is a book-making center that offers classes on making paper! Can’t get better than that, agreed?

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This is a picture of a “Wonky Star” quilt block – I have 60+ – each a variation on the theme – that have been on my bucket list for way too long! I needed unifying fabric/s and finally found two pieces that I think will work. The multi-color stripes at the top will be the backing + binding. The other fabric( in between the block and the stripe) will be used as sashing: strips I will attach to all four sides of the blocks and then, sew the blocks together.

And with that I shall hit publish so I can proceed with stitching and also, take advantage  of today’s glorious weather, later, by treating myself to a sit-out at Zeke’s this afternoon, enjoying a pumpkin spiced latté  (I hope they have pumpkin spice) with A Gentleman in Moscow.

Joining Kat and friends for Unraveled Wednesday.

Cheers~

 

11 thoughts on “unraveled wednesday | 9.18.19 …

  1. You’ve found the perfect backing, binding, and sashing fabrics, and that is saying something. I think it might be harder to sew wonky stars on purpose than not, but either way I hope to see that wonky star quilt when you’re done. Enjoy your lovely afternoon!

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  2. The quilt is going to be beautiful. I love the bright colors. I have done a little book making and enjoyed it. This post reminds me to get back to it. I have never made paper though if there was a class nearby I’d be sorely tempted. I really enjoyed A Gentleman from Moscow. Combined with a latte it would be about perfect. I found a good coffee shop within walking distance and I thought of you and how you walk to Zeke’s.

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  3. I love how enthusiastic you are about all the things! You highlight for me that I am working to make a smaller frame … and that I need to be sure I’m doing that to focus, not to limit.

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  4. Your fabrics all look so pretty together and play so well together! Love the cheerfulness of it all. And wonky stars – I bet they are difficult to create on purpose (but if I wanted perfect ones you can bet they’d all be wonky!). Paper making sounds like such a fun thing to do! I hope you take the class and share lots of pics! Hope your afternoon was lovey. Gentleman is such a good book!

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  5. I’ve never taken a paper making class before — but it sounds like great fun! I think classes and workshops are a wonderful way to step out and try new things and get those creative juices flowing. Love your quilt squares and fabrics! A Gentleman in Moscow is such a great book — I hope you’re enjoying it. OX

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  6. Catching up (finally) with blog reading. The quilt square is beautiful! I used to collect handmade papers. I still have a small stash of them, and this reminds me that I should figure out a way to use them.

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