I'm looking forward to the American Quilt Study Group Seminar in Manchester NH in October. Hard to imagine, but true, that by then I will be a resident of New Hampshire;).
I love pulling scraps for a little project:
Careful placement with the flying geese, and assembled like a nine-patch:
I always enjoy adding some sashiko stitching to my projects. This pattern is a variation of nowaki - a traditional pattern denoting that blast of wind in autumn - or the fall grasses blowing in that cold wind.
The second topper is made with Japanese dark "taupe" scraps and this nice soft woven orange. I improvised the sashiko, marking the curves with some found round object. I guess we could call it a variation on shippo (seven treasures) if we want to get fancy.
It might seem like I'm wishing summer away, with these fall posts. You might be right! Summer has been almost lost to sorting, donating, pitching, deciding... mourning, crying, stress, indecision, quick decisions (in the house hunting realm)... PACKING.... I'm happy to say we have found our downsizer house and it's about 40 minutes' drive north, in New Hampshire. Simplifying... it is happening! Kon Mari on a pretty large scale!
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