I've finally been able to get back into the studio and, pressed for time, I changed course. My original idea for "Escape" was very cool, but would have taken more time than I felt appropriate; I didn't want to continue to keep my fellow members waiting.
As a result, I decided to piece a small quilt to remind me of one of my favorite summer "escape" activities: picnics. Piecing seems to reflect best those days when picnics are a special treat, with a homemade cloth spread out on the lawn. I love picnics on gentle summer days with puffy clouds, so yellow and white became the color palette.
In my hope to get the quilt done quickly I didn't take as much care as I should have; I pieced one section backwards. Rather than take the section apart and resew it, I chose to cover up the error. Now there's grass peeking up along the edge of the quilt, just like it might at a picnic. (I have to wonder if I was influenced by the bit of green I've spied alongside mounds of melting snow.) As it turns out, I think the quilt has a bit more charm now.