Whoops, skipped a day!

Well, what do you know? I skipped a day. One day out of 31, I didn’t get a blog post up. Sorry. I’m sure you will all forgive me, right? It probably won’t be the last time.

What was I doing all day? Well…you know I’ve been fighting myself with the quilt for Chris, right? Not surprisingly, I woke up v.e.r.y. early yesterday morning, ready to get to work. And work I did, all day long.

I’m not ready to show anything yet because it probably wouldn’t make sense anyway. At least I have a good start, though. And I also have one big mess to show for it.

I had originally planned to do nice, neat appliqué, turned edges and all. But at 5:00 in the morning, when you’re brain’s on fire, raw-edge seems the best way to go. So that’s what I’m doing.

Another thing…I had thought I would use solids and prints, but just wasn’t feeling it. When I woke up, I thought, “Batiks!” So, as quietly as I could, I grabbed a cup of coffee (of course), ran downstairs, pulled out my bin of batiks, and started sorting. And cutting. And sorting. And cutting. Bit by bit, the pieces started going up on my design wall.

For whatever reason, I have lots of batiks. I don’t see with them often, but today I was really glad I had them. They’ve helped me “paint” what’s in my vision for this piece. I will get there, I think. A few days ago, I just wasn’t sure I could get what’s in my head out in fabric, but now I am hopeful.

So now you know why I skipped a day. It’s probably okay, right?

Tomorrow I’ll share the name for the gray quilt!

  • Wendy Tuma

    Missing a day blogging because you’ve been creating? I totally get that. Looking forward to seeing what you have done!

    • Lori East

      Soon, I hope! It will be, as per my usual, probably kind of odd, but then, so am I, so it’s all good!

  • With apologies to Liz . . . How do I love raw edges? Let me count the ways.

    • Lori East

      Yes, raw edges have their place, for sure. I think they do a good job of relating the immediacy or rawness of an issue. Or so my story goes. 😉

    • Lori East

      Yes, raw edges have their place, for sure. I think they do a good job of relating the immediacy or rawness of an issue. Or so my story goes. 😉