I really have to find a different name for this quilt. When I thought of the idea, it was more about the friends I have made through my blogging. I really don't care if they are "followers" or not. In the short time I have had my quilt blog, Google has messed with the system too many times and I have struggled to keep in contact each time with those blogs I had been reading regularly. Now it seems they may be getting ready to mess things up again. Trouble is, the guys doing the messing have much more computer skill than I ever will!
In a way, this brings me to my next block. If you are right handed, you may never realize the challenges a lefty faces in every-day life because the whole world is designed for right handers. It is such a blessing, therefore, to hear from someone in their "right mind".
I cannot count the times "A Left Handed Quilter" has rushed to my rescue with instructions written in "leftish".
She has really gone out of her way to help me, taking great time and care to give me step-by-step advice.
To celebrate her friendship, I have made a left-spinning friendship star.
I found some indigo-dyed fabric with the same texture as some of the "Japanese taupes" I had collected.
I drafted this four-inch block and it was my first time to try sewing these soft, loosely woven fabrics.
I wish I had had a broader color range to work with but I am not going to run out and buy more fabric.
As I worked on the sewing, I thought, "here she is, getting me to step out of my comfort zone again"!
A-Left-Handed Quilter has even taught me how to add a link. She is my "Guru" and friend and I admire her for more than just computer skills and quilting. She is also a person who dares to speak up when she sees a wrong. I think of her often when I hear others speaking out and I am too wimpy to say anything, even when I agree.
I know she likes Japanese fabrics and pulled a few that might work for the points of the star.
I'm thinking of using un-bleached muslin for setting the stars because I have a lot of that and I would like to begin adding the points before I mis-place my picks.
The + and X block quilt is now on the final side. It would probably be ready to bind were I not having so much fun playing with the above idea.