I'm super excited that now all my Garden Party (design by Bonnie Hunter) blocks are together. I added a few blocks to make this quilt larger. I never did the math and didn't plan on it being square. But here it is...
My next step will be to put a border on it. I really do not like all those little pieces on the edge when I longarm it. I'm sure with all the different types of scraps in this quilt it will have a little stretch when I load it onto the frame. It does lay really nice and flat. Pressing these blocks and rows as I go was key.
The friend that noticed my Garden Party blocks partially sewn together and inspired me to finished dropped off a quilt last week. It has been added to my long to-do list. I'll just call it the Quilt of Squares with Pink Border. I added to the back of this quilt yesterday so that I can be loaded onto the longarm frame.
Owen has been showing his love of art lately. Here he is doodling during one of his remote learning classes. I love that he has the ability to pause the teacher and write down what he thinks is important. I'm not sure if he has ever taken notes before in class. Remote learning is definitely ideal for him. He's a modern kid that loves technology. Pausing the teacher slows down the class for him and he regulates things in his own thoughts. It's actually amazing.
He's super happy with this project. He is definitely building self confidence in some of his skills and subject areas. Although remote learning pretty much doesn't allow me to go to school and work as a substitute teacher any more (at this time), it's definitely working out for Owen. We may have to make this our new way of learning for a couple more years.
THANK YOU, LINDA! What a great idea. I have already ordered him a scratch art pad so that we can alternate art projects now and then.