More fun stuff! Val carried one of our rolling kitchen chairs downstairs to my sewing room, so I was able to slide around and gather fabrics and whatnot to finish up Otto's quilt. (I'm walking much, much better, but I don't want to overdo it.) I made two trees and attached them to the house, and placed them all on a foundation of leftover squares from the Trip Around the World on the front. This is the first piece I have ever made totally without a plan! It is, well, liberating.
And speaking of liberated quilting, last night I hopped through the Liberated Quilters webring. Wow! Fun blogs -- many I knew already, but some were new and very exciting. If you haven't taken the time to read through that ring, go to the icon in my sidebar and click 'next.' Each blog will have the Liberated Quilters logo to take you to the next blog in the ring. There aren't many blogs, so it won't take long. Have fun!
Other interesting stuff
"My mommy always tells me what to do, except when I make art." One of my husband's former students sent us a link to a video for the Granville Studio for the Visual Arts because his daughter True is one of the kids in it. It's a delightful film, but it's that quote that really got to me. I'm learning to be a liberated quilter, and that's my new motto.
Mr. W. YouTube has a 2-minute video of Mr. W that blew me away. Click here to watch it. Once you've seen the whole thing, you might want to watch it again to completely understand it. I don't want to say more because I want you to be as surprised as I was. Totally worth it!
Jeff's photos. I learned about the Mr. W video on my nephew-in-law's new blog, The Wide-Angle Lens. His blog is interesting for a lot of reasons, but I think quilters will especially enjoy his photos. He posts one every now and then, so just scroll through to see them (most posts are short). He also has a photography blog, Fleeting Glimpse Photography, which is great. (I have links to both of these in my sidebar.) If you read my blog last August you may remember seeing a couple photos I posted then -- click here to take a look now. One day I'd like to try translating one of his photos into a quilt.