So...my new hobby is napping. And that's how mid-November just sprung up on me out of nowhere.
Occasionally something happens between naps. Taught a fun free motion quilting class with a bunch of great ladies. Problems were solved. Beautiful quilting emerged. Utter delight!
Drove to see my sister play her first playoff game in NCAA women's soccer. Wish I could see the next one on Friday but that's in Memphis. I will be all over the live audio though.
Two of my quilts are hanging on the wall at the Art Institute of Portland. The show is called "Pattern Recognition" and it's curated by an artist friend. So exciting being included in this unique show! I told my friend it made me feel "like a real artist". What a telling choice of words. And how is this for humbling? He called them afghans. Twice.
Finally, beyond thrilling is seeing my first published pattern in the newly released "Colour" issue of Fat Quarterly. I have to admit that because I am intolerably...frugal...it's the first Fat Quarterly issue I've actually seen and I am happy to report I really enjoyed it! I feel like I got both knowledge and inspiration out of the issue, what a nice combination. Guess it's time to subscribe!
My contribution is the pattern for my Gradient Quilt. The pattern is written to be useful whether you want to make a similarly patterned quilt or to design your own unique layout. I will be so tickled to see quilts inspired by this pattern. Thanks to The FQ team for the chance to contribute to such a pretty project! I'm honored.
So, those are my headlines. I'll be back soon with actual patchwork and stuff. Right... after...zzzzzzzzzzzzzz