I have been working on stuff... quilty stuff.
A number of people helped me out with my wedding quilt dilemma. In the end, since I could not decide between barn raising dark center, and barn raising light center, I went for alternating dark - light squares, so this stack:
Which became that:
Next, prepare the backing!
At the sewing machine
Lately, though, I did not really feel like working on a quilt back. I needed something a bit more satisfying. Thankfully, I had just the right project, already sandwiched and waiting to be quilted.
So this is what I've been doing the last couple nights:
It is a large baby quilt so it should not take me that long to quilt. But don't expect a finished quilt soon... I am saving the binding for when I need a portable project to take with me to children's various practices. I hate to sit in a rink/gym/field with nothing to do with my hands.
On my design wall:
"... So I bought some fabric the other day...". Familiar phrase? So, anyway, I picked up a lovely stack of 6 half metres cuts, and decided to piece my first ever star blocks with the one fabric and some Kona white.
Here's the rest of the stack. Since 12 stars are not going to be enough, I am going to audition a couple more fabrics. The brown and the yellow fat quarters are from my stash. The colours are not quite right on the picture - the yellow fits in quite well, but I am not so sure about the rust.
I have several shades of gray in my stash, but nothing seems to fit. I am again faced with the difficulty of using mostly fabrics from one collection, and having a hard time pairing them with others. It's like they have their own little club, and don't want to play with the other kids! Another trip to the fabric store, perhaps?
Those are my Work in Progress for the week. What have you been working on?
I am linking to W.I.P. Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.