Sunday, January 10, 2021

A new year, a new start - Project Quilting 12.1

I've committed (to myself) to participating in Project Quilting's 12 "season," which started this week. The first challenge is "Illuminating + Ultimate Gray," based on Pantone's two colors for 2021. Each project must be predominately yellow and gray, but not necessarily the specific Pantone yellow and gray.

I got a late start, but I made something that I actually need. I've been working out of my basement "office" since March and have cobbled together a backdrop to shield my unkempt basement from my computer's camera, sparing those in Zoom meeting from a view of our storage and ironing board. Now that I expect to be working for home for another six months or more, I've decided to fine tune my background. Inspired by everyone's bookshelf backgrounds, I made a bookshelf quilt over the summer, but, anticipating that I wouldn't need it in the basement long term (ha!), I only made it wide enough to fit the hanging bar in our bedroom. As a result, it doesn't fully block the basement view and I need a filler to take up that extra space. So, I'll hang this "table runner" next to the bookshelf quilt to provide a better background.

Wallpaper, January 9, 2021
(cotton fabric, cotton batting, cotton thread)

I threw it together with fabrics from a quilt I made for my niece's wedding a few years back. It's not exactly what I envisioned, but it's done.