I started off with some hand stitching this weekend. The first stage of the binding on Field of Hearts is done and I'm now working on doing the second stage by hand. My mother-in-law had given me some wonder clips for Christmas, and I'm loving them! I'm almost through the first long side. Deadline: Friday!
I also tried some layouts for a few blocks I've been working on slowly here and there. These blocks were from a mystery weekend where I never even got to the
mystery! To give you an indication of how long they've been waiting, my mother's quilt is already stitched up and gifted.
First I tried laying them out similar to how my mother laid hers out. With my rainbow colors, I didn't think that was going to work. So after a little playing around I came up with the layout below, and I really like it!
It's looking like I'm going to need to make another set of blocks for each of the colors. It's going to be way too small otherwise! That's perfectly fine with me though. I'm loving the relaxed nature of being able to walk through my sewing room and put two blocks together whenever I have a few minutes. No deadlines, no rush... just playing with pretty color. Isn't that how life is supposed to be?