Isn’t it amazing how traveling makes you so tired?? I have traveled for about 30 hours this past weekend to come from North Carolina (USA) to Napier (New Zealand).
I wish, I could say I was traveling back home to have fun visiting family, friends and vacation, but unfortunately that is not the full story. My mum (who is in her early 60’s) has been put through some rigorous and long periods of testing over the last year. She has finally been diagnosed with a large benign, inoperable brain tumor. She is in her last 3 weeks of radiation, in attempts to try to shrink it.
Playing with color placement of the expanded design
As she travels and stays in a different city for her treatment each week, I decided that I wanted to be there to support her. I also want to leave her with something that brings her comfort when I am not around.
A quilt would be perfect. I have been playing around with her favorite colors, purple and orange and one of my Quilt Design a Day patterns. I have added a few other colors to add depth….coral/peach, yellow and magenta. The background fabrics are a mix of 20 white on neutrals prints.
Close-up of the blocks in-progress
I had to expand the design and play with the color placement but I am really pleased with how it is looking all up on my design wall. I bought all the rows with me to try to finish it before I leave.
All the pieces up on my design wall
The other project I am working on is a “secret”. It took a lot of procrastination trying to work out how to make this design into reality. The color palette is also way outside of my comfort zone but I am loving how it is coming together.
And you can’t complain, when you get joins like these on your first go.
Anyway, that is what I am up to this week. I am getting plenty of design and sewing time which I am very happy about.
Linking up with Lee over @ Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday.