Wednesday, August 20, 2014

An Ode to the Start of School

Summer-time slowdown, little time to quilt or sew.
I want to work on my WIPs, get in the flow.
I have bags to finish, quilts to piece;
It’s time I complete my flying geese.
Those two little boys have a summer with Mom
But—alas!—all the while, I dream of QuiltCon.
Just when I’m about to lose my cool,
I remember my only hope: the start of school.

Like you, I have too many WIPs to fit them all in one photo! Starting with the Anna Maria Horner print in the bottom left and working clockwise, the ones pictured here include: another flirty skirt in a fabric from AMH’s Innocent Crush (to be finished today!); medallions from Park Bench, by Jaybird Quilts, in Carolyn Friedlander’s Botanics; two Amy Butler prints that will become bags; the beginnings of a rail fence quilt from scraps and Rae Hoestra’s Lotus Pond; various fabrics in poppy and gray that will become a pieced back for this quilt.

Are you, like me, anticipating your kids’ return to school?!

Linking up to Let’s Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts, WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced, and Needle and Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation ...


  1. NOOOOOOOOOOOO! I don't want school to start!

    1. You represent the voice of a minority here: the teachers! The rest of us are excited to send our children your way!

  2. :) Cute. May you get lots and lots done once school starts up again.

  3. Great ode :) I am past the school aged kid stage and can't say that I miss it much LOL Just love your Park Bench blocks! Can't wait to see this one come together :) Judy

  4. I love the ode to school! School time means earlier bedtimes for my kids and more sewing time for me ;)


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