Lots of Stuff….

So, as usual, I’m working on several things at once.  First there was the Liberty Log Cabin quilt.

DSC01048 I got the batting (it will have a double layer) and pieced the backing and took it to my friend, Rebecca, to quilt on her longarm for me.  If I had added it to the UFO pile it would never have been finished and I really like this one and wanted to see it completed.  I’ve requested it be quilted loosely so that it retains it’s softness and drape and can’t wait to get it back and get the binding on it and get to use it.

Then there’s this one.  The Trip Around the World.  I love it but am having issues with how big to make it.  Right now it’s 6 across and 6 rows down, which isn’t really big enough, in my opinion.  The blocks are 12″.  My problem is that I’m ready to move on and honestly don’t want to make enough blocks to make it 8X8, but, with this pattern, I have to maintain an even number of blocks (in other words, it needs to be square, which I’m not a fan of), in order to keep an even pattern.  Hence, the dilemma.  Here are some of the pattern layouts I’ve played with and still don’t know what to do.

Trip around the world 2 Trip around the world 3 Trip around the world 4

You can see what I mean about needing to keep it square in order to maintain the pattern.  At this point, I’m caring less and less about keeping the pattern uniform.  I just want to figure out what to do with it so I can finish it and get back to my Flowering Snowball quilt.  I got sidetracked when I saw this pattern online and HAD to make it (I know, I know!!! I have zero self control.)

THEN, there’s this!!

weaving finished

I bought a Mirrix 28″ McKinley loom.  I have seen these wall hangings on Pinterest and Instagram and completely loved the way they look and wanted one for my living room, so I bought a loom and made one.  I’ve never done anything like this before and had NO idea what I was doing.  I went to a local yarn shop and bought yarns that I liked, both for the colors and the textures and made it up as I went along.  Considering I was completely clueless, both about how to weave and create this type of thing, as well as WHAT to weave, as far as pattern, I LOVE it and cannot WAIT to get started on the next project on the loom.

So, that’s what’s been going on for me these past few weeks.  Now that the weaving is finished, it’s time to get back to the Trip Around the World quilt top and figure out what to do about it so I can get it done and move on.  Any suggestions??

Have a great Wednesday!!

Teresa

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