Saturday, September 18, 2021

Sew busy!

 I wish I was 'Sew' Busy rather than 'So' Busy. The beginning of the school year is always busy but this year it has been extremely busy! The District I work for is short on subs, so I'm working everyday that I'm available with few exceptions. I also babysit my grandson 2 days a week so it leaves me with little time to sew, write blog posts, or even read them. 

I did manage to sew my monthly blocks for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. The color for September is ORANGE!

Wonky Shoo Fly blocks in orange!
All the blocks so far!
Joy Luck blocks in orange!
All the Joy Luck blocks so far!
I'm linking up to ScrapHappySaturday@So Scrappy.
I also managed to do the September step for the Macaron Mystery QAL 
with Cheryl Burkley @MeadowMistDesigns.
Living in Chicagoland, I was able to take advantage of seeing the Bisa Butler exhibit at the Chicago Art Institute. If you are not aware of the work of Bisa Butler, I encourage you to look it up as she is an amazing quilt artist! The quilts on display are her portrait quilts! They tell stories of her life and of the lives of others African Americans.

Her use of colors and fabrics from Africa add to the beauty of these quilts! The details in her quilts are truly amazing!
She layers fabrics like a painter layers paint.
I also love the way she places her figures on her choice of background fabrics. 
Here are just a few of the many pictures I took as I couldn't get enough of seeing these wonderful pieces of art and the emotion they evoke. 
If you get a chance to see her work, don't hesitate! It is sew worth it!


  1. Love your little blocks! The mixed backgrounds make them so interesting!

  2. Hi Dawn! WOWEE! That art exhibit is fabulous. I wonder if it's still going on? I could pop on the train from Glencoe - I'll have to look it up. I also LOVE your wonky shoo fly blocks. I've been looking for something different to make - that might just fit the bill. Thanks for the inspiration. ~smile~ Roseanne

  3. Your wonky little shoofly blocks are adorable.

  4. Your RSC blocks look stunning all set up on the design wall. It's nice to see other styles of art. It so inspires us, doesn't it?

  5. I really love your rainbow scrap projects. I so love the looks of how both quilts are coming together. The quilt exhibit is beyond awesome looking. I am in awe of all the detail in each portrait quilt. Jaw dropping!

  6. Great job on your RSC projects! And way to go keeping up with the Macaron mystery. The next step will be up soon and I'm behind!


Sweet sentiments