|My new sewing area... in the living room, my husband is so happy.|
Somehow during our whirlwind decisions moving us to and fro, I somehow seem to start and finish projects. I have finished my huge heron quilt, right in the nick of time too. My mother and father arrive tomorrow to pick it up. I was going to post a photo today, but I think I'll wait and get a photo of her and Dad with the quilt. In the meantime, I have started to quilt a disappearing nine-patch I put together a month or so ago.
I love variegated thread. Mostly because I didn't even know it existed before I started quilting, and ever since then I have been quilting almost everything with it. For this project, I chose to use a rainbow variegated thread! I think the obsession has finally worn off. Originally, I had planned to quilt this quilt using Leah Day's cucumber vine design, but I couldn't do that much travel stitching with the variegated thread (I just don't like the way it looks). So instead I decided to go with a simple leaf design... but I think it would have been better with the cucumber vine.
|Fuzzy super softy minky backin|
I started another project since I like to have a couple going at once. I'm absolutely taken with black/white/lime green. I know that it's a common colour scheme, but I just can't shake the thought from my brain. So I decided to go with a modern wonky square block (also inspired by Leah Day). I hacked the heck out of some fat quarters, slashed some white cotton and went to work. seriously I didn't measure or square anything. I just went to town. I chain pieced some white strips onto my fat quarter "squares" then finally broke out a ruler and wonkafied my fabric chunks.
I only had 5 black and white fat quarters. Notice anything missing from this colour scheme, yep no lime green. I plan to make this quilt in only black and white then quilt it in the brightest lime green thread I can find. I have no idea how I'm going to put it all together yet since the blocks are between 5" and 13" squared. I need to get my design wall up before I can make anymore progress on this project. Should I find some more black and white fabrics? Well, I seem to have another baby boom on my hands... I have to make 4 more baby blankets before spring. Baby blankets and I have a bittersweet relationship. This next baby boom in my life will end up with funkier blankets I think. That is all in the quilting curve has for me now.