When you take a little break from posting nearly every day it is kinda hard to get back in the blogging groove, isn't it? I figured a WIP Wednesday post was a good way to jump back in.
I have been getting a little sewing done over here during the holiday break, but I'm feeling the need to get back to a normal routine and be a little more disciplined. But I guess that happens to everyone this time of year. Onto the WIPs...
Carson's birthday is Saturday so I really need to get this finished. Those are the bottom nine blocks. I'm using Nova's tutorial to make this a "quillow", so you don't construct it exactly like you would a regular quilt top. Looking back, I wish I had used more solids in the quilt as it seems a little busy, but I'm sure Carson won't care. I'll just keep that in mind when I make Wyatt's I guess! He has already started telling me what kind of blanket he wants, and his birthday is February 1st, so I won't get much of a break!
|My favorite block.|
I spent a long time embroidering Carson's name on the block that is to be the front of the pillow part, only to really hate it once I put on the borders. Then I decided to just applique his name and I like it much better.
Only now I have to do some kind of quilting on it, and I'm really not sure where to go with that. I started hand quilting some zigzags above and below his name, but it looks awful. Now that I think about it, I may just take it out and quilt some random straight lines parallel to his name...
Also over the break I have been going through my scraps and cutting pieces for the Japanese block swap. On Christmas day I decided to let myself sew whatever I wanted so I made one block. Yep, that's all I got done! I spent most of my time cutting scraps, but once I actually sat down to make the block it went together quickly.
Making this block made me realize that I don't do "scrappy" very well. I am far too picky about which fabrics touch to let things be truly scrappy. The blocks are fairly small at 8", so I will need to make quite a few to make a quilt!
I'm honestly not sure when I'll get back to this Hometown quilt. Hopefully soon, but I'm not making any promises, though I think I've decided to go with the traditional layout. I also never did anything else with that Christmas-y dresden I was making into a pillow...Hopefully I still like it next year!
***do.Good Stitches "Imagine" circle stars up in January
***Modern Blocks bee also starts in January
***Japanese X and + block swap...yep, starts in January
***Wyatt's quilt...I think his latest request was "yellow", though I'm thinking differently...