Fourteen block segments completed and many fabric strips cut, I am making progress on my Passion 48 project. Here’s my inspiration: Tammy Barfel’s Under The Big Top from the October 2012 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting.
Instead of showing you my short stack of completed segments, I’m sharing a charming circus-inspired art assemblage a creation of childhood friend, artist and avid (and knowledgeable) button collector, Janet White.
Look closely; you’ll see this circus “wagon” combines buttons, spools, buckles, thimbles, and more. Look for the tape measure among the other sewing-related findings.
Labeled a “baggage car,” this little wonder brings color and good cheer to my sewing studio half the year. I am a co-owner; the baggage car is scheduled to travel between Iowa and California on a six-month rotation. Soon it will find its way to be with my sister to be part of her sewing studio.
FYI: I am getting faster at piecing segments. I can now complete four in an hour if everything is ready to go (that includes having prewound the bobbins).
See my first blog here.