I had a fabulous time at the Ricky Tims Quilt Luminarium! I learned so much my head hurt after each full day session. I really think they could have broken it down in to a 3 day session instead of 2 8 hours sessions. I haven’t tried out anything yet…because Ricky said, “I know you’re going to want to try everything we’ve shown you, but I insist you finish you’re own project first, then try something new.”
So I did. I finished the binding on Scott’s quilt and Ricky was right. The feeling of finishing and accomplishing something is freeing.
Anyway, there’s no video because literally my head hurts. Now that spring has sprung in Vermont, the pollen is everywhere. I was really trying hard not to get sick, but when I woke at 3am this morning and my sinuses and teeth were hurting, I knew it couldn’t be good. Got in to the doctor and I’ve got a sinus infection. Didn’t want to delay taking care of this because next week I’m chaperoning the band trip to Rock N Roll Hall of Fame, which includes two overnight bus trips…ugh.
Yesterday, I realized I hadn’t started my challenge quilt for this year’s Quiltfest in Bennington. It’s a paint chip challenge based on the game of Risk. We picked a country from the board game and were given the corresponding color chip of the country. If you use something to represent the country you chose, you get bonus points. I chose Western Europe which represented Spain & France. I lived in Nice, France and one of my favorite artists is Matisse…so this is my ode to Matisse.