Life is happening fast. In the past month, I've gotten married, traveled to Portland, Maine, buried two grandparents, spent a fleeting day at Disney world (yup, Disneyworld), attended a quilting workshop in Austin, signed our house over to two (lovely) renters for a year, moved into my father-in-law's place, and started two new work projects. Tomorrow, we will have been married one month. So before I go any further, I wanted to share my experience in Austin last weekend. We learned many things, beginning with how to dye fabric with indigo:
We learned how to piece together a Log Cabin Quilt:
We learned about the lovely qualities of the Japanese sashiko thread:
And marveled at Maura's excellent handiwork on projects like this:
We stitched together our quilt top and marveled at the outcome:
Before getting to work quilting it by hand on a frame, where we talked and shared stories about our lives:
All thanks to this lovely lady who helped us understand how to do it:
Maura is a skilled quilt maker (check out her lovely work) and even more, a patient and charming teacher. I came away inspired and wanting very badly to begin a quilt of my own. Trae and I are headed on our (three-month!) honeymoon in December, so I think it will have to be a project that I start when we return. In the meantime, I'll be dreaming of all the lovely patterns...like this one. Or this. Or these.