Sand and suntan lotion and a trip far from home do not lend themselves to hand quilting on a big unwieldy project.
And that is why hand quilters always need a portable project to tote along!
While my women’s rights quilt languishes at home, cold and alone, my fusion squares are enjoying a vacay.
And they are proliferating. At last report, I had finished 54 of these 5-inch squares. I have now finished 97, plus I have 12 more on this trip with me.
I have woven in all the crocheted ends and blocked the crochet trim on all the squares.
I am feeling like this project might be reaching its logical next step—the crocheting together of all ochocino-neuve-jillions of squares into one big square, to be known as THE Fusion Quilt.
I have so many gorgeous bits–some are subtle, some are sophisticated, some are splashy, some are very “loving hands at home.” I love them all.
Does this mean I have used up all the scraps of vintage prettiness that spawned the project?
Not, it does not.
I have dozens more 5-inch squares that may, one day, be incorporated into another quilt.
But, for now, I’m going to wash the suntan lotion off my hands, stick my feet in the white sand, and sew in the sun. And get ready to finish this project!
This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another. If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.