On a recent spring day,
I was driving past a
preschool and the children were
out for a fresh air walk.
The teachers had the kiddos
all strung together with a walking rope
similar to this.
Everyone was in perfect step,
staying in place,
and not getting tangled.
It made me think of all the chain piecing
I've been doing this week.
Every piece side by side,
in perfect harmony with it's neighbor.
I've started a new project.
It's been lingering on the shelf for about a year
waiting for the perfect moment.
I fell in love with the quilt on the cover
of Kathy Doughty and Sarah Fielke's book
Modern Quilts with Traditional Roots.
I think it was the polka dot background for a
very traditional Dresden Plate that made me smile.
Sarah calls it "Dotty for Dresden".
I've chosen some bright,
bold, clear color fabrics for the wedges.
And using the Nifty Notions 22.5 degree Wedge ruler
I had the 400 wedges cut out in no time.
These aren't arranged in any order, at the moment,
but it did give me a sense of how the fabrics will look
in a circle.
Nest step, is to
turn and press each wedge.
I used my "Purple Thang" to get
a perfect crisp point without
poking a hole in the end.
I think I'll find myself
back in the rhythm of
walking in step
as I get all the turning and pressing finished up.
Thought I'd also share an "Earth Day" photo
taken yesterday from my family room window
of Long's Peak
located in Rocky Mountain National Park.
It's a pretty dominate peak at 14,259'
along the front range here in Colorado.
That's Mount Meeker on the left at a mere 13,916'.
RMNP is celebrating it's centennial anniversary.
It's a beautiful place to visit and I hope
to get the park soon to enjoy
this magnificent place.
Hope you have a chance to enjoy a place
that's spectacular too.
Until Next Time-