Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A visit from Bobbi

My friend and co-author, Bobbi Finley, visited last week from California.  We got SO MUCH SEWING done--yahoo!  And we managed to get in quite a bit of socializing, too.  It was a very good week.  This week my sewing room is pretty quiet--a couple of dogs underfoot, but no one to exchange ideas with or check math with or ask to admire what's just come out from under the presser foot.

We're working on a proposal for another book.  We've been sewing for the proposal separately for months, but while Bobbi was here we worked together on our piece de resistance.  Which, of course, is the unpronounceable way of saying, our Killer Quilt (KQ).  It's not in a state to be photographed yet, so this is just a tease.  But I can say that we really like it--how's that?

In designing the KQ, we were inspired by and then substantially departed from a classic quilt.  We love using classic quilts as inspirational springboards.  It's always an adventure to see how little or how much we'll stray from the classic quilt's design.  

With Bobbi here, we designed our quilt, did a lot of math (sometimes more accurately than other times), made multiple trips to Sarah's Fabrics, wielded the rotary cutter, cranked up several sewing machines, and got enough stitched to know that we were definitely on the right track.  Dividing up the remaining parts as Bobbi packed was the sad part.  So, once again, we're sewing separately, looking forward to another stitching rendezvous in a couple of months.  

I hope you have good stitching friends and that you get to work with them often.  That's one of the things I'm thankful for this year.  Happy Thanksgiving.  Carol

                                Stitching friends visiting Colonial Williamsburg.

1 comment:

  1. I see a lot of familiar faces in that group picture!
    I just know that you and Bobbi are working huge magic with your Killer Quilt. Can't wait to hear about your next book!