The beginnings of this piece had been up on my design wall for a couple of months patiently waiting for me to decide how to finish it. But life kept getting in the way–shows, the holidays, my son home from college, the winter doldrums–until a couple of weekends ago I found myself with about 24 hours to myself. Suddenly my creative wheels came unstuck and I was able to focus on the way forward with this.

I think the spiky blocks give it some interesting energy. I plan to hand quilt it with a heavy perle cotton thread. It doesn’t have a name yet–sometimes the right name just comes to me as I’m quilting a piece, so we’ll see about this one.

I’ve got several different projects going on right now–this piece is ready for quilting, a have a commission piece that’s ready for quilting and my scrap quilt for Melody’s challenge is up on the wall. There are fabrics and scraps covering nearly every surface of my studio. I think I need to have a straighten up session so I can think more clearly!


  1. GerryH on February 18, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Cindy, I am attempting to visit everyone QAWM*
    I’m not as successful as I’d like but just plugging along.
    Isn’t this idea of Melody’s the best motivation.


    • Cindy on February 19, 2010 at 11:37 pm

      Gerry–it is great fun! I saw your progress the other day and I love the colors you’re using. I can’t wait to see what everyone has done when the month is finished.