I’ve been a quilter for about twenty-five years, and I’ve lost track of how many quilts I’ve made, although it’s well over two hundred, if I include the little wallhangings and the baby or lap-sized ones.
I’ll never get over the fun of mixing colors and seeing my designs come together, but I’d grown a little weary of large projects and “commitment quilts” made for specific events. So for 2015, I’m giving them up.
Instead, I’m going to play, generally with a very simple four-pointed star block in small projects like wallhangings, table runners, and lap quilts. One a week.
Okay, so that’s still a large project, but it has incremental stages where I can see progress and get a sense of accomplishment, sort of like writing individual books within a long series.
The first quilt (a runner) of 2015 is sort of hidden beneath Mina (cat of the friend I made it for) in the picture above.
Quilts are cat magnets, so there’ll likely be a number of cat pictures along with the quilts. (I can never have a quilt photo session without at least a few instances of feline photobombing.)
This is Mina sort of sharing a few inches of the runner with her sibling Mel:
And finally, here’s a shot without the cat so you can get a clearer image of the design. The runner is actually 5 stars long, but it’s impossible (for a not-so-good photographer like me) to get something that’s 18″ wide by about 60″ long into a clear shot.