The center of this piece was finished a very long time ago. It wasn't speaking to me then, so I put it in the closet and it slowly faded from "in progress" to "unfinished". Every year or so I would pull it out to try and decide what to do with it, but I would ultimately return it to the closet untouched...
But this past week I decided that enough was enough and it was time for this to work it's way out of limbo. Some simple borders finished it up nicely, and now I'm wondering what took me so long!
My design wall is growing! Almost half of the log cabin blocks are made, and cutting for the second half has been started. And the best part is that I'm liking the design more and more as it develops. Win!
I have also learned that six blocks is a much more reasonable stack to chain piece than twelve!
I finished another month on my woodland cross-stitch. More than half the year is done now!
The flowers ended up slightly different from the pattern. I chose a pale pink floss for the flower heads instead of using white, and I redesigned one of them. I don't know what happened to my ability to count while working on this block, but I sure need to be more careful in the future!
In addition, I went back and changed April's antlers. I am much happier with Mr. Jackalope now!
After putting the last stitch into my Atoms and Oranges quilt, I dove right into the next project already sitting on my to-do list. (A very strange occurrence!) Working with only calm tones is a bit of a challenge for me, but I want to see what I can do completely outside of my normal rainbow color range!