I have always been a natural night owl. I love to stay up late and putz around. That's when I get my second wind and my energy for doing "stuff."
Now I'm in this new job where I am discovering that I love to work the early shifts. Friday, for example, I worked 7:30-10:00 AM. A nice little stint at work, a little cash in the pocket, and I still had almost the whole day to myself. I'm still a night owl when I get to be. If I don't work the next day, I stay up late and have fun. When I have the early work shifts coming up, then I'm careful to rearrange my habits so I get a decent night's sleep. This retired life is really slick. I'm loving it!
Now that the boutique is done, I am back to sewing what I want, when I want. This small quilt (about 8" x 10") is my attempt at being modern. Or something. My quilt guild has a show every February. This year they are doing something different and asking us all to make small quilts. I had one similar to this, made of all solids sewn together randomly.. a couple months ago I decided impulsively to quilt it. After a few minutes of meandering all over it, I discovered that I had ruined the quilt. The modern-ish style did NOT look nice with traditional meandering quilting all over it. Yuck.
So when I found this smaller piece of random solids, I decided to quilt it a modern way. I like this better. For pizzazz I added the flower corsage that was given to me the year I was Featured Quilter at our quilt show. I like this look much better, and for formality, it even has a title: Solid Style. Does giving it a name make it seem a little artsy?