How do you stay positive and keep your mind off things you canâ€™t really control when you are worried or anxious? Straight light stitching, ironing and cutting to create giant patchwork blocks (45â€ each) is much more therapeutic than a cookie.
I finally let myself cut into the many fat quarters I had long ago purchased from Anna Maria Horner. Originally I thought about making a Swoon quilt but I have little patience for meticulous work today. I paired fat quarters with the scrap bags I recently purchased and set about making the most happy, colorful, no-real-plan patchwork top. Along the way a plan emerged – randomly pieced 3â€ and 6â€ strips are forming a log cabin around 9â€ center squares. The result is 4 giant blocks and likely a king size quilt. No clue how to quilt such a large top at home, it might be time to try a quilt-as-you-go technique.