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It is a bright sunny day in Southern Ontario Canada. Glimpses of Spring with the snow piles of the last snow storm gone. Things have not changed much in our house hold. The two of us and the dog go about our daily activities and try most days to get a good walk in.

My usual routine is to check my computer ( mindless scrolling) for any new developments. But I am trying to curtail the habit as I have so much on my to do list and can only blame myself for not getting it done.

This week has been a good one. House is neat and I am working on two quilt tops to add into my talk for the Niagara Modern Guild next Thursday March 11, 2021. The topic will be dyeing ….

In the first quilt I am freeing my personal stash of indigo shibori samples made in the summer of 2020 and 2019. It has been freed of the box and now is decorating the chair in the sewing room.

Stash of Indigo
My fat quarter personal stash of indigo shibori.

The top I am working on today is a simple pattern I am making for a sample quilt to be 60″ by 72″ comprising of 30 12″ finished square blocks. I want a simple pattern to show case the indigo. I drew out the design and my husband did the math for me. I can do it but don’t really like math beyond simple things.

I cut out the blocks yesterday and labeled the pieces for easy assembly.

Organizing the cut out pieces of the Indigo blocks
Organized pieces of the cut out Indigo Blocks

Yesterday I sewed two sample blocks to make sure they fit together as I had invisioned.

Blocks “A” and “B” of my Indigo Sampler Block.

I want to make this a sampler for the Indigo and Shibori class I have taught at Nancy’s Fiber Arts Shop in Beamsville, Ontario Canada . She has a great wool and quilting shop in the middle of wine country. I love to teach and as soon as I can get the necessary Covid shot and the government gives the go ahead that it is safe to resume I hope to be teaching again. I love teaching and interacting with students. I teach at Nancy’s in Niagara but can be booked for workshops or talks too! https://www.nancysfibreartshop.com

After I make this top I want to make a queen size quilt from Indigo Shibori to grace our bed. It will match perfectly with a large antique fabric map of the area where we have a summer cottage that is above our bed.

As soon as I am done this sample quilt I have a sample ice dyed Kaleidoscope to cut out and do. An ambitious weekend ahead.

If you would like to join the Niagara Modern Guild on Thursday March 11th at 7pm go to the facebook page and message the group to see how to join in for the talk.

What are you making?

Jo