Let's see... in no particular order
1. The solid improv blocks I was so excited about the other day? Still excited, but must put on the back burner while I await true scraps in other colours.
2. Before I started working on the solid blocks, I had been doing improvisational piecing with other scraps. I'm not going to lie to you, some of these scraps were pretty ugly! Not quite sure where I am going with this, and I can't see myself making too many more of those. I bet there will be a lot of negative space... I took a picture on a gray play mat. Gives me an idea about the background... I need to bring some order to these blocks.
3. Star Quilt. 6 blocks done, 6 more to go, plus border/background. The more I play with this, the more I like it.
4. In my part of the world, quilts are for summer. In the winter, we sleep under big duvets or woolen blankets. I was hoping to baste, quilt and bind this baby before the end of the summer... I never specified which summer. I am definitely loving the colours. I had bee hoarding some of those fabrics for far too long, and it felt good to cut into them, finally!
5. The following was inspired by this quilt. I paper pieced my blocks (they are still missing the corner triangles). I am not sure I like it. This is one of those "seemed like a good idea at the time"... Looking at the picture, I see that the 3-4 darker blocks stand out in comparison to the lighter ones. This said, it is a good way to see what colours I am missing. Dark green for sure, maybe another yellow and some aqua... I'm going to make another 6 blocks, hopefully for a nice baby-sized quilt and be done with it!
Bad, bad idea. The next morning, when I looked at the back, I found lots of those:
So now, I have to remove the pins, and pin the whole thing again. At least the backing is pieced!
7. And here's another sneak peak at my daughter's quilt, which I have been hand-quilting forever.
I am hoping that the return of the hockey season will help my progress. I rarely watch TV, but I love a good NHL game, and I like to keep my hands busy while watching it. Plus I've become a master at sewing/quilting with frozen fingers while watching my kids play...
So... these are my "active" work-in-progress. I can't tell you how many more are tucked away somewhere, and I know I have a gazillion new ideas. In fact, I'll probably head down to the sewing room in a minute and find myself something completely new to work on...
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Linking up at WIP Wednesday at Needle and Thread Network and at Freshly Pieced.