Sweet Home Sweet

It's been a little over a year since my senior show. Can you believe it?! I cannot. It felt like the culmination of my life's work at the time, which perhaps it was, but so much has happened since. Rather than reminisce where life has taken me since, though, I wanted to take a peek at where my senior show quilts are now.

Modern Buckwheat coral and navy wall quilt living in its Boston home | by Lovely and Enough

Eichling Residence | Boston, MA

Fresh Starts mint and coral modern wall quilt living in its Wheaton home | by Lovely and Enough

Brackin Residence | Wheaton, IL

New Growth coral modern printed wall quilt living in its Ann Arbor home | by Lovely and Enough

Dekker Residence | Ann Arbor, MI

Remnants of Summer printed modern wall quilt living in its Wheaton College home | by Lovely and Enough

the Records Office | Wheaton College, IL

Little Pieces coral and navy modern wall quilt living in its Wheaton College home | by Lovely and Enough

Nychay Office | Wheaton College, IL

Dark Star coral and navy modern wall quilt living in its Mississippi home | by Lovely and Enough

Ludens Residence | Leland, MS

Sometimes I look back at the collection and feel nostalgic that none of them are hanging on my walls. I'm sad that the one I kept for myself was purchased by the school. I wish I'd kept another for my apartment. Then I remember: they are all treasured in their new home sweet homes, hung in bedrooms, above fireplaces, and on office walls. Each quilt is loved and brings a little piece of love with it. I cannot find it in myself to be bitter about that. Instead, I keenly feel the distance between my friends and I, and I wish them and their quilts the best in their Sweet Homes.

The Very End

This is it! The very end of my senior show. For those of you who have been following along, it's been a winding and busy road since beginning the senior show process in January and before, and it's all chronicled here. I had a lovely Sunday afternoon rewatching the nail-biting Bones season finale and finishing up this baby. Printed, quilted, and bound. It is off to its new home in Chicago and my lovely operatic friend Olivia. Gosh, doesn't it just feel so good to finish something big? And feel proud of it? I think I'm going to have a celebratory piece of Coldstone Midnight Delight chocolate on chocolate ice cream cake. Mmmmhmmmm.

Remnants of Summer

With little pieces of hydrangea fabric from the summer as well as an overprint of hydrangea design, this block brings me back to walking the hot streets of Florence with my sister at my side. Freckles and sandals and sketchbooks in backpacks. However, rather than settling into nostalgia, I like to remember the many things that have grown from that month: a deeper relationship with my sister, a year of studying fabric design, a beautiful quilt from the fabrics we purchased at the markets, this show. Dwelling on the past is not productive. Appreciating, instead, the unfolding of moments into long-lasting treasures keeps us thankful and grounded in the present and future.

Making it was a whirlwind of late nights and frantic stitching. The deadline for the juried exhibition was Friday before noon, and I began it Tuesday morning. Between every class and commitment, I would dash off to sew or print, pick up velcro or make frames. The final stitches zig-zagged around the edge of the ninth block at 3:30 in the morning Thursday night, and I fell contentedly into bed for several hours before bringing it to the gallery for the jury.

I think it's the layers in this one that make it my favorite, as well as the movement between the navy and coral pieces. After piecing each of the nine blocks, I laid them down on my printing board and over-printed two layers of the hydrangea design in a transparent white. At first, it felt like the white toned down the outside colors too much, but after adding a zing of color with coral straight-line quilting, the piece really came together. The free-motion quilted swath of the hydrangeas that overlaps from the grey blocks to the colorful ones is probably my favorite aspect of the design, and I look forward to figuring out how to make this design into a full-size bed quilt.

She Can Laugh At the Days to Come

Transience and permanence. This collection anchors itself in the juxtaposition of beginnings and endings, expressing confidence in the face of uncertainty and joyful contentment in the present. As my sister began her college career and I finished mine, we seized the opportunity to spend a summer together studying textile design and photography in Florence. While there, I crafted a small line of fabrics inspired by her graduation party—hydrangeas, bunting, and striped paper straws. As I reminisced on our time together and began to sew summer fabrics into autumn projects, this show was born. It contrasts the deep constancy of family against the transience of growing up through a medium that has long accompanied those disparate pieces of life: quilts. From births to weddings to graduations, quilts commemorate transitions in life. Drawing on the tradition of the simple one-block quilts of the Amish, I utilized large flat planes and solids, bringing it to the modern quilting scene with fresh colors and straight-line stitching. Each quilt contains a printed snapshot of our summer together—laughing and exploring—as well as a look into the past and future through the meanings of the traditional quilt blocks.

The show title is taken from Proverbs 31, which describes a woman who is successful in her business endeavors as well as at home but grounds her strength and carefree nature in Christ. She can laugh, enjoying the present without fear of the future, just as I hope we can embrace the now and hold what might come with excited and open palms. I invite you to enter into these moments, feeling the tactile changes in direction our lives take as well as the unity of family and faith that undergirds each quilt and story.

Remnants of Summer

With little pieces of hydrangea fabric from the summer as well as an overprint of hydrangea design, this block brings me back to walking the hot streets of Florence with my sister at my side. Freckles and sandals and sketchbooks in backpacks. However, rather than settling into nostalgia, I like to remember the many things that have grown from that month: a deeper relationship with my sister, a year of studying fabric design, a beautiful quilt from the fabrics we purchased at the markets, this show. Dwelling on the past is not productive. Appreciating, instead, the unfolding of moments into long-lasting treasures keeps us thankful and grounded in the present and future.

Variations on a Bouquet of Tulips

Life doesn’t always happen as you expect, but often then it is better. My sophomore year, I was surprised with a bouquet of tulips after one of my dance performances from a friend who then asked me to dinner. I was flattered and excited, but the relationship didn’t take off and ended up rather awkward. This year, though, I was surprised again with a beautiful bouquet from two of my chemistry major friends. We all chatted and laughed and had breakfast together the next Friday as we had all semester. Great friends, good conversation, and lots of fun. Sometimes the best moments are subtle variations on what you would’ve picked for yourself.

Lovely & Enough

The title of my blog and this quilt encompasses a lifestyle to which I aspire. My life is so full of blessings: a loving family, a great group of friends, a burgeoning church, and my knitting and quilting. I want to live happily and contentedly in this and remember that my life is lovely and enough. Quilting through physical chemistry tests, documentary photography classes, friend drama, and stressful dance performances, I choose to work with my hands and lead a life that reflects the great wonder of life rather than the minutiae. This lone star block, with its classic pattern and single star represent the beauty in simplicity and the joy that can bring.

New Growth


Coming & Going

Windmill Wings

I've grown up hearing the phrase, "If you ain't Dutch, you ain't much." This, of course, isn't true, but I feel very connected to my Dutch roots and home church. Originally titled End of Day as a block in the Farmer's Wife Quilt, I am renaming this block Windmill Wings as an homage to my heritage and the Benjamin Moore color I painted my room as a little girl. It speaks of a solid foundation in my life—my Dutch church family and home—from which I can now springboard into a wider body of fellow scientists, artists, and Christians. The end of each day and phase of life is then not a conclusion but the groundwork for winging into the next adventures of life.

Little Pieces

This is our purpose: to love one another as He loved us. Being afraid of the unexpected turns life throws crushes faith and spontaneity. Rather than worrying, we can instead focus on the beauty of each moment so that any little pieces we leave in our past among close or lost friends, realized or broken dreams are beautiful and untainted with regret.



Initially titled Ribbons in the Farmer’s Wife Quilt, I shifted the title to Ties to reflect family relationships. Our ties to family can at times feel like shackles and other times like an anchor amidst the storms of life. No matter the effort taken to cut them or the misguided attempts to bolster, these ties remain invisible and unbreakable.

Evening Star


Fresh Starts

This is it. The show I've dreamed about since deciding to be an artist as well as a chemist. It brings such a lightness to my life to have both sides. Never during the senior show process did I wish I had just stuck to chemistry. (Well, perhaps once, but it was probably 3:30 in the morning or 3:30 the next afternoon as I feel asleep in my third class that day, or more likely 3:30 the following morning when my walking foot broke.) Finishing the show at last is an enormous sense of accomplishment, and it brings me such joy to sit in the gallery in the peace and quiet. Even better is having people come to me after visiting the gallery with stories of how it touched them. College is full of transitions in locale and in family, and I am so thankful to God for the ways He can speak to each individual person's situation through the things He put on my heart for the show.

A special thank you to Mary and Andie, my Mom, my Dad, my sister Taylor, my Grandma and Grandpa Bolt, my Aunt Lisa, and everyone else who was able to make it out for the reception on Friday. Celebrating with you was a wonderful culmination of my time at Wheaton. And to all who were unable to make it due to distance and previous commitments, extensive documenting of the show can be found over on Flickr.

PS Somehow I missed taking pictures of my favorite quilt, Remnants of Summer, and since it was the one finished at three in the morning the day it was due, it has never been posted on the blog either. I will make sure pictures are posted this week, so stop back by to see them.

Up Up and Away

I know you all are dying to see pictures of the show, and I am editing them as we speak, but I wanted to get some pictures up at least, so here are the before pictures. (Big run-on sentence, I know.) Hanging the show was a complicated process with more steps and little details than I think I realized beforehand. Sticking on all the velcro (...which is now falling off, don't trust supposed "fabric fusion"...), gluing foam core into the frames, selecting the final line up, screen printing the artist statement. Whew, lots to do. Luckily, I had great people stopping in and helping all day long. My good friend, Margarita, who graduated last year was in town for a couple days and was a happy surprise in my gallery when I arrived to begin the process. She stuck by as a helping hand and comic relief till long after the sun set. And Brent, the studio associate. The show hanging wouldn't have happened without him. He helped me to twist, turn, and shuffle my quilts until I was happy and then dutifully patched holes in the wall when I miscalculated where to hang the next quilt. We hung the last frame and screwed in the last bulb way later than I expected, but it's done. Finally. After twelve crazy weeks of work. Two years of dreaming. Countless hours of phone conversations. The show is up.

You're Invited

With just a couple days until showtime, I am sending out invitations to my show and reception. It's fun to pop them into the mail and exceptionally exciting to get picture texts and snapchats upon their arrival. And just so you all know: you're invited too!

Binding and Soaking in the Sun

The crazy pressure and pace of last week has lightened to a calm, relaxing drift. Spending the week in Georgia with my girlfriends, I’ve been soaking in the gorgeous sun and seventy degree weather. Taking time to slow down and step back from non-stop productivity has been a much needed break. I cannot believe it’s only Monday night, and I can sit in quiet contentment knowing how rested and invigorated I will feel when school rolls around next Monday.

This week for the show, all I have to do is bind up the quilts, pick the color of my business cards, and finalize my artist statement. The car has been perfect for binding, chatting and stitching away, and I’ve become a must faster binder over the past couple days. Each quilt feels like such an accomplishment, and the show is becoming something real and tangible. My mom printed these lovely little labels for me to stitch onto the backs of my quilts this year. She accidentally printed thirty, so I have a lot of projects to start and finish before December, but luckily, with twelve under my belt, I'm a good way along, and the whole summer is spread ahead of me.

Needless to say, my FinishIt2014 list is going to be rapidly growing in the next couple weeks following my show, and my works-in-progress will be multiplying. Fortunately, I have such a wonderful support group for just such a condition over at Freshly Pieced with Work in Progress Wednesdays. How many more finished do you anticipate (or dream about) this year?

Within Reach

Life has been been crazy, sewing at all hours of the day and dancing the evenings away with dress rehearsals and performances and cast parties. Just two days until Spring Break when I need to be done with all but the hand-stitching part of binding. In the past week, I've finished quilting six more quilts [lone star, buckwheat, cut-glass, evening star, hovering hawks, and windmill wings] and pieced a new one. Guilty confession: The new block is a third version of the cut-glass block; I just can't seem to stop making them, and I think it will be my first project to make a bed-size quilt as soon as the show is finished. So pumped and a little obsessed. Chai tea and muffins stolen from my cafeteria have kept me going. And my mom. Mostly my mom has kept me going. Always ready to soothe my anxious worries when the to-do list seems longer than the hours in the day.

I'm pretty excited to see the show finished and hung and be able to share it with everyone. I hope you guys are too.

It's the home stretch, and the end is within reach! However, since I'm not to the final stitches of any individual quilt or the show in its entirety, I get share it with my comrades at FreshlyPieced for WIP Wednesday. Gotta love solidarity.

A Coral and Navy Whirlwind

These past two weeks have been an overwhelming whirlwind of dance rehearsals, deadlines, late nights, and a strong desire to curl up under a quilt and forget about my senior show. With only two weeks left before Spring Break and putting up my show, it's crunch time. I've been a mad fiend, sketching quilting patterns during class and binding quilts through chapel, sewing until the wee hours of the morning and then getting up the next day to begin it again.

Two quilts are completely finished. Unfortunately I don't have pictures for you because I submitted them for the juried exhibition that is currently hung in Adam's Hall, and they were both accepted. Yay! I've been quilting three others, alternating them as I finish a section of stitching and lose direction for the next color of thread. Ribbons is completely quilted, thank you to my mother who ordered me a new walking foot when mine kicked the bucket last week. There was a big crash, and little pieces actually crumbled out of the foot and onto my quilt the night before my quilts were due for the exhibition. Talk about bad timing.

Good timing, on the other hand, was being able to play around in my future gallery space the next day to see which quilts will likely go on the wall and where. It was a fun afternoon, eating chocolate cake for my half birthday and watching everyone else's submissions for the exhibition roll in. Now I only have a couple decisions left to make about hanging the show.

Together with lots of long-distance support from Ann Arbor, pep talks from the studio associate, endless cups of Hot Cinnamon Spice tea, and a good old quilting favorite The Wedding Date (which I may have watched four times last week), I survived the past eight days. Only twelve more to go before I'm off to Georgia and then back to hang the show!

Dark Star

Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy. Since beginning this practice at the end of my sophomore year of college, I've found it to be so necessary and rejuvenating. For six days, I work, and on the seventh I rest [or in my case, sew]. One interesting side effect, however, of working on my quilt-based senior show is that, although I still sew on Sundays, it's not the same kind of rest.

In light of that, I took the whole weekend off of sewing and drove up to northern Wisconsin with some of my friends to chill at HoneyRock Camp. With just a small amount of elbow grease washing dishes after meals, we had full run of the camp. Now, after an hour and a half of tubing, over six miles of cross-country skiing, and a late night snow shoe across the lake, I feel ready to tackle the week. Exhausted, limber, and invigorated, I can look back at last week's sewing and look forward at the coming week's 'without fear of the days to come' (Proverbs 31:25).

This past Thursday I cut, pieced, and pressed an entire Dark Star block. It was patterned after Maura Ambrose's Dark Star quilt. I have long been inspired by her and even forayed into natural fabric dyes for several months while exploring where my senior show might go. This hand-dyed quilt that I pieced last winter was also inspired by her. I didn't intend for the dark star colors to be quite so similar, but I guess that's what happens when I'm working in coral and navy and the original was black and red. By the suggestion of my senior show advisor, I added a little pop of mint. It's tough to see here, but one of the white arrows is actually a lovely seafoam. It adds some fun to the traditional and somber quilt, and I'm excited to see the mint pop up elsewhere in the show.

Linking up to Work-In-Progress Wednesday again over at FreshlyPieced. Head over for some other inspiring projects in the works.

Fits and Starts

Sometimes you feel really inspired and productive. Sometimes you don't. Thursday was a productive day. I cut and pieced three large two-tone blocks to print. Three! Yesterday was one of the other kind of days. Three and a half hours of staring at the blocks with no idea how to print them. I'm feeling a little discouraged, with an odd mix of all the time in the world and not enough time at all.

Nevertheless, negativity gets you no where, so I'm determined to be thankful for where I am. I have ten potential senior show blocks. I have a color scheme that I love. I have a Mom who is really good at gauging and color matching solids from online fabric stores. I have a great space to work in and a roommate who doesn't mind quilt squares taped to every free square inch of the room. I have a helpful and inspirational show advisor and encouraging friends. And the Friday after next I get to sneak in and tape up blocks in the gallery space. This week is another week. This afternoon another potential for great fun and productivity. Creative work can go in fits and starts but I don't have to dwell on the fits. Now let's get started!

Mini Printing Update

Today was great. The weekend was great. Thursday and Friday were great. God has just been placing little blessings all over the place, and I couldn't be more happy to be anywhere but exactly where I am. This afternoon my advisor and a talented graduated graphic design student brainstormed with me about my show. New colors, different directions, thread ideas, show-hanging schemes. It was wonderful. Such positive creative energy has left me bursting to work on my show day and night. Sewing machine, here I come!

And in the spirit of community, I'm linking up to my first Work-in-Progress Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced!

Icy Printed Hydrangeas

It's been a cold week here in Chicago, but I am pleased to say that a little sleuthing, a very helpful mother on the phone, and a kindly man from the physical plant put our furnace in order. Now we are toasty! With the long weekend, I pieced two simple blocks in solid grey and white to experiment over-printing. After a blustery morning inside, curled up reading about Manet and Goya, I hit the studio. Several hours later, here we have it. The first printed quilt block.

Although the color is off (not the navy I was hoping for), I love the effect. With some tasteful stitching, I think I can push the geometric-organic juxtaposition a little bit further for a nice finished product. Even if it can't go in the show (because it's the wrong color), it will definitely find a home. I've already had two people claim it for their office and bedroom walls!

Dutch Heritage

I've grown up hearing the phrase, "If you ain't Dutch, you ain't much." This, of course, isn't true, but I still feel very connected to my Dutch roots. Originally titled "End of Day" in the Farmer's Wife Quilt book, I am renaming this block Windmill Wings as an homage to my heritage and the Benjamin Moore color I painted my room as a child. Being part of my senior show exploring graduation, a celebration of beginnings and good byes, it speaks of a solid foundation in my life from which I can now springboard into a wider body of fellow scientists, artists, and Christians. Goodbyes are always bittersweet but also full of promise, and I look forward to and dread what May will bring.

Remaining grounded in the present, though, I am loving the gentle snow drifting down outside and being home to my favorite afghan and duvet. Hopefully this week I can experiment with printing on some simple quilt blocks as I while away the extra hours in between dance rehearsals and studio classes.

Double Feature

Yesterday was a double feature day. Two movies. Two quilt blocks. Josh Duhamel and his precious children swept in to steal my and Julianne Hough's heart in Safe Haven, while I rotary cut the morning away. Then a matured Zac Efron gave a touching performance in The Lucky One, reminding me of my love for piano music and old homes, as I pieced late into the afternoon. I'm really hitting my groove with the navy and coral, and I decided to redo some of my favorite simple Farmer's Wife Quilt blocks in the new colors. Best choice. I love them. Ribbons is one of my new favorites of all of the senior show blocks. (My favorite is still the cut-glass block.)

School starts today, so it will be interesting to see where I can squeeze in my quilting and begin over-printing the blocks. However, I'm really enthusiastic about the next three Farmer's Wife Quilt blocks that I have picked to remake in coral and navy, and I can't wait! Maybe tomorrow morning...

If you haven't seen the other senior show blocks, you can check them out here (Corn and Beans), here (Flying Geese and Cut-Glass), here (Locked Star), and here (Lone Star).

Lone Star

I read a thoughtful article in Darling magazine about taking a step back from social media and our phones, so I decided to go cellphone free for a day. It was lovely, much more peaceful and relaxing than the five days before it. I truly enjoyed the quiet time quilting without shallow distractions. It was better for my heart, not to mention my creativity. Every day can't be a cellphone-free day, but every day can be less cellphone conscious, and that is one of my New Year's resolutions. Be present where you are.

As for quilting, it was also a day of revelations. Not only did I realize how miraculous and wonderful strip piecing is, but I lost my fear of Lone Star quilts and fell in love with starch. Yeah, that sounded weird, but let's hear it again. I fell in love with starch. All my half-square triangles and bias seams have led to many stretches, warps, easing ins, and missed corners. Then starch swooped in (sprayed in?) and saved the day! The corners line up and there's so much less puckering and pulling. Great day if you ask me. Not to mention, I finished a whole block from pencil to pictures in one day! 

Locked Star

It's still snowing here. I don't think it's stopped since the last post, actually, which means a couple of things. One, I've finished more sewing. I flipped through a book of 4000 quilt blocks on Friday and picked out about six that I'm going to tackle. And two, the library closed itself because of snow, which means two discs of Gossip Girl are sitting all lonely on a shelf waiting for me with nobody to watch them. Nevertheless, I pulled out an old classic, Leap Year, and cut to my heart's content while the gruff and charming Matthew Goode traveled with citygirl Amy Adams across Ireland. I also broke my "No-cutting-after-7pm-or-while-watching-a-movie" rule in order to finish it and managed to snip my squares for the next block wrong. Oh well, I have some cute impromptu bunting to show for it and a finished Locked Star block.

I also tried my hand at pressing my seams open after reading an article about it in the December issue of Love Patchwork & Quilting. It was a kind of fun change of pace, but I don't really see the point of endangering my fingers to the steaming nostrils of my iron. Plus, I love how seams pressed in opposite directions nestle into each other when you're sewing them together. So cozy and helpful. How do you press your seams: open or to the side?

Neat fact: This block was first published in 1973 by Alice Gammel. I just love the history of traditional quilt blocks.


It's been non-stop sewing and snowing over here in Ann Arbor, which makes for a light-filled sewing space and a strong desire to snuggle up under a quilt. Talk about lovely. In the past week, I've developed a worrying sympathy for Chuck Bass, Gossip Girl's bad boy, while finishing two more blocks for my senior show. One is a modified cut-glass block and the other a crazy flying goose block, similar to the one I made on a whim this spring.  I've also set some new rules for myself when it comes to sewing. It turns out that cutting fabric after 10pm while watching a movie and drinking a beer is maybe not the smartest idea, so I've decided that cutting and sewing end at 7pm for the next couple weeks. It's possible that a movie with a lead less attractive than Heath Ledger in a Knight's Tale would be less distracting. However, I'm not going to risk it. Movie-watching and beer-drinking are welcome to follow, but they must keep a safe distance from the rotary cutter and the fabric.

Settling in and Beginning

This past week was a lovely week of family and friends and nestling into my new sewing space at home. My mom, ever the tireless and cheerful helper, carried up a drop leaf table from downstairs to the living room that we don't really use anymore for a makeshift sewing space for me while we have guests sleeping in the studio. Then we velcroed up a flannel design wall and pulled in some antique chairs to cluster around the table. The beautiful space is two walls of solid windows with my newly covered ironing board facing out to our woods and creek. Finished off with a jar for thread snippets, a CB2 saucer for my tea mug, and a vanilla candle, the space is fresh and welcoming. It will be a joy to work in this space the next two weeks and going back to school will be slightly sad. Nevertheless, I have yet to figure out where I love to take pictures at home, and I've got that down pat at school, so: win a few, lose a few.

This block is Corn and Beans from the Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt blown up to 4x its original size. Initially, it had solid navy blue where the light greys are, which was nice but perhaps a tad traditional. I really love the fresh feel of the light grey solid and stripe, and I'm curious to see if my show migrates from navy to grey. We shall see, I guess. For now, it's time to start the next block and tune back in to the fourth season Gossip Girl. Just two episodes to go in this season and eleven weeks until the show!

Here's to New Starts

It may not be New Year's Eve yet, but I'm toasting to new starts.

New traditions, like burgers and a beer at Sidetrack on Mondays with my best friend from birth.
New directions, heading off to grad schools and unknown cities.
New joys, such as the awesome filters on Snapchat (they may be small new joys).
New things to be thankful for, such as picking up Dad at the airport and watching my little sister decorate the tree.

And most of all new ideas and new fabric! I have been hung up on coral and navy for some weeks now, maybe months. It began when my sister bought a bundle of fat quarters from Pink Castle at the end of the summer, brimming with cool blueberry navies and warm peachy corals. I just wanted to eat it up and cut it up and sew it up, but alas, it was not mine. Then I got the idea stuck in my head that I wanted to quilt a navy blue and white plus quilt with one plus of my coral hydrangeas, but that is a large task and not one befitting a girl supposed to be beginning her senior show. (I even bought backing for this glorious brainchild quilt. How can you resist silky soft vintage peach at $4/yd??) So, as I was sitting trying to hitch my brain out of the coral-navy rut and get into senior show mode, I realized that I need not move at all. Coral and navy is not something I've explored the heck out of or even quilted at all before. It's not a tired idea, nor is it boring. I can do a navy and coral show. I can do this!

With my trusty sidekick, the Mothership (aka mom), I jetted out to Pink Castle to pick some modern solids and patterned binding fabrics to go with my coral hydrangeas. I was tickled when the women in the store complimented my base print and asked me what collection it was from. Mine :) Maybe someday I'll sell fabric in the local store! The plan for now is to experiment with some 2'x2' blocks in these colors and then over print them with grey or navy or maybe even coral, then stitch 'em up and bind 'em up and (throw 'em out of Babylon, hehe VeggieTale reference) see where that takes me! I am so pumped. That navy and coral plus quilt is still stuck in my head. Wouldn't the DearStella floral fabric down there be such a cute binding for said imaginary quilt? Nevertheless, I have begun sketching out some blocks, and I'm ready to dive in. For the next eleven weeks, it's senior show time!! And in honor, the "Farmer's Wife Block Countdown" is going to be temporarily suspended in favor of a "Weeks Until Senior Show Countdown."

Here we go!