I decided at the beginning of the month it was time to finish some serious–as in decade old–UFOS. That’s quilter’s code for Un-Finished-Objects. I needed to dig those projects out and get closer on them.
Patt Garrett and I met in 2001 when we both traveled down the dirt road that leads to McCarthy, Alaska.
We were there to attend a writing workshop at the Wrangell Mountains Center, and while we were writing we both feel in love with the place. We became friends and each year we would see each in McCarthy for this workshop.
She is constantly working on it. In this photo, she is loading up wood for my McCarthy Studio. She rented a U-Haul and loaded it up with supplies for both of our cabins. We say the Jones are easy, it’s the Garrett’s you’ve got worry about.
I do believe that both of our cabins were built in the early 1920’s. While we’ve done all kinds of weird updates to our cabin–fushia window trim and wacky stain glass. Patt strives for a more historically accurate look.
I have two old quilt tops I had purchased on EBAY. They are nothing special–perfect for a cabin were dirt is trampled in with every step.
I have been wanting to quilt them for her for five years…. I wanted to do something simple but personal. What to do? The first quilt is a simple bar quilt.
Still, I had no idea what to do with the vertical green spacers that divided the pieced prints.
As I was loading the quilt, it hit me. Why not write in that green space! I’ve been wanting to write with my long arm forever, and now was the time.
To be continued….or to put it another way Grandma Patt has a slumber party.