Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Halfway To Fall

Three more blocks accomplished.  That makes me halfway done with full blocks.  I'm going to need to find somewhere bigger to lay it out the next time I photograph it!


There was also another fabric acquisition road trip this week!  I'm sure it doesn't look like I'm being good, but this fabric was guilt free!

I have one of the best friends ever.  For my birthday she offered to take me on a guilt free fabric trip, and we finally got out!  (We both run a little on the late side but, since we end up synced up anyway, it all works out!)

I got three yards of white on white for the background of a sampler project I'll be starting up soon.  I tried to get a decent picture of it; don't know if I was successful.  The pattern is uneven circles.

I also grabbed some winter fabrics to make my husband and me a table runner.  I like how it's wintery but not too Christmas-y.  Eventually I'd like to make one for each season.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Last Minute Medly

I'm lucky this set of blocks had two snowballs, because I may or may not have been assembling a leaf and a snowball block this morning before heading to work.

Last minute or not, I did manage to get three blocks made this week and that's what counts.  It's finally starting to look like a quilt and not just a random collection of blocks!

I had the opportunity to wander around a new quilt store and, despite all the tempting fabric, I only came home with this metallic and green Stonehenge.  How was I supposed to turn down a sale like that?  But I have a Christmas wall-hanging on the to do list this year, so it should be used shortly.

Last but not least I picked out some new floss to try in my cross-stitch sampler; there's a very light grey, a shimmery white, a silver metallic, and a softer white (winter white).  Snow white didn't show up on my Aida too well, so hopefully one of these options will do the trick.

Linking up with Let's Bee Social.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

50th Post!

I finally made a little more progress on my maple quilt.  Slow and steady and all that.  Except if I keep up at this pace I won't be finished piecing until after the wedding!  So I'll have to pick up the pace a bit.

I'm also still trying to finalize the layout.  The pattern called for 35 blocks (using a 5x7 layout), but the proportions were odd for a queen sized quilt.

I'm planning to make my quilt shorter by using only 30 blocks and the last row will be split between the top and the bottom so that all the corners are still the same.  The only thing I have left to do is to figure out which half block I want to use in the corners; a decision that shouldn't be as difficult as it's proving to be.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Woodland Sampler - January

After my flurry of productivity last year, I've been rather unmotivated about making headway on my quilt projects.  Instead, I've started the Woodland Sampler from the Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery that everyone else was making last year.

I haven't finished my January block yet because I'm worried about how poorly the white floss is showing up on my oatmeal Aida.  I'm trying to decide whether to continue on with the white floss or choose an almost white color that might show up better.  Some months will be getting a color substitution, but maybe the snowflakes are okay being very very subtle...

In the meantime, I started the border for February.  I'm not too far off the timeline yet!

Linking up with Let's Bee Social.