So even though I’ve got too many projects going on at once, I haven’t made much progress since my last post. I managed to finish the last 20 blocks for the nine patch last week but it’s still on the design wall, waiting for me to finalize the layout and get it all put together. 😦 I’m not happy with the value placement and the picture shows exactly what I’m talking about. Need to do some shifting and just haven’t had the brain cells to get started on it.
The flowering snowball and the fabrics for the baby quilts are also sitting there waiting for me. Not to even mention the rest of the ideas and things I am dying to do.
The reason I haven’t made much progress is because hubby and I are house hunting. As anyone that has been through the process knows, its time consuming, frustrating, and exciting all at the same time. It’s also a major distraction and is keeping me from my sewing machine. Spending hours on the computer searching listings and talking to realtors. Keeping our fingers crossed that we’ll find something soon that we love so I can start concentrating on these blocks again!
After finishing the flowering snowball (which has been mailed off to my mother as a surprise), I immediately started cutting fabrics for the second one but have only managed to get 3 of the 30 blocks together so far. Mostly using the same fabrics but have added a few new ones to the mix for greater variety and to make it a little easier to arrange the blocks final placement without having the same fabrics too close to each other. Irritates me when that happens.
In addition to the flowering snowball, I’ve also cut a ton of fabrics for a nine patch that I’ve wanted to make forever. The cover photo on this blog is a nine patch that my Aunt Nannie made. I look at this quilt every single day and it amazes me to look at the fabric choices, both patterns and colors and that it’s all just sort of seemingly thrown together with no obvious color matching or anything but that it works! I completely love the absolute scrappiness of it. So, in keeping with how she did it, I plan to basically use no rhyme or reason to my piecing of the blocks. It may be hideous when I finish it (but I don’t think so). I’m using scraps of just about everything. Patterns, solids, stripes, florals, every color. So, we’ll see what happens!
Then, these fabrics came. Planning baby quilts out of these. I absolutely love the soft mint green! Can’t wait to get these cut and start getting the blocks together. 🙂
Of course, I’d probably be making faster progress on all of the above quilts in progress if it weren’t for this project that hubby and I started this past weekend. A custom sewing table. I’ve been painting since Sunday and am not finished yet (still have to put one more coat on one of the legs), then we can start putting it all together. I love the color! It’s called Cockatoo by Pantone Universe at Lowes. I had to have something bright and happy and I’m pretty sure I got it! 🙂 The cutting table will be next on the list.
Have a great day!!
So, after a quiltathon allllllllllll week long, the flowering snowball is finally all quilted and squared up and ready to bind. Now to make the binding. Whew. Wore me out but it’s soooooooooo pretty!! Sorry about the picture being blurry!
So I started quilting the flowering snowball Friday but was only able to work on it an hour or so, then for a bit on Saturday, but I’ve been stitching on it all day today and am really loving how quickly it goes! I’ve still got a way to go but at this rate it shouldn’t take very long to be ready to bind and label this one. Can’t wait to finish it and see how it all comes together. Plus, I have to start cutting fabrics for the next one (or two). 🙂 I can’t help myself. I completely LOVE this quilt!