In Tuesday’s post I wrote that I’m looking for a retreat project that supports the reasons I go on retreat to begin with: relaxed time with friends, and a chance to be playful, creative and productive.
I think a Fast Little Baby Quilt—FLBQ—is going to be just the thing! The first one up for consideration is Carolyn Friedlander’s Totem Quilt; it caught my eye a couple weeks ago, and I haven’t been able to get it out of my mind!
What I love about this quilt design: an exuberantly pieced center section framed on opposite sides with simple and speedy solid pieces. I’ve never paper-pieced (really??? I can’t believe it myself!) so it would definitely be a new-to-me technique, but I’m also confident enough to do some of my own piecing in the center area. The quilting Carolyn shows is simple--one of my requirements!--but with playful touches. I would probably consider using this pattern as a base, but arranging various pieces to create a size that would allow me to complete it on the retreat timetable.
With just a little dedication, I think the Totem Quilt could be a really gratifying weekend quilt retreat project!
There is more FLBQ inspiration to come in the next couple days! What would you choose?