Visible progress! What a novel idea!
It's been a slightly busy week, what with the Mendocino Mermaids giveaway for Giveaway Week, and the Blogger's Quilt Festival (which I haven't entered because I don't think I've finished anything in an age and a half) and all those pretty pretty pictures from Quilt Market.
(I'd like a fat-eighth of everything Cotton + Steel is producing, kthx. Actually, I'd like a fat-quarter, but there are limits even to my fabric budget!
Walkabout (the quilt formerly known as "Do You Know Where You're Going To?")
I've got a plan for this quilt regarding the layout and quilting - hence the name change. However I suspect my vision seriously outstrips my capabilities in this matter...I guess I'll find out when I start quilting this...
However, it's nice to see some visible progress! I've got everything laid out, and am filling in the spaces, block by block.
Once again, awful photography. It would probably help if I actually held the camera steady!
So, I finally had that moment where I realised just exactly how crazy I was to be doing this project. You know? The moment when you look at how long it's taken you to do as much as you've done, and you think how much further there is yet to go? And you hit the panic button?
Yeah, that moment.
It's not as spectacular as the other ones I've seen being made, but I like the visibility of the geometric patterns, and the way the colours interact with the low-vols and the Kona Steel.
You can follow my progress at Instgram, my username is seldear over there.
Coming along! Decided to put it on point. Prepare for more bad photography:
Doesn't have quite the effect I was hoping for - the bigger prints end up blending into the background fabric. But it's pretty and bright and just what I need right now - something that doesn't take detailed thought.
And, of course, now that I've decided that it's going to be on point and that I need setting triangles, I can't find the background fabric. I'm pretty sure that I didn't cut it all up for this!
1. finish the 'Oh My!' top, book some time on a longarm and quilt it.
2. finish 'Walkabout' top, panic about how I'm going to quilt it.
3. get started on Mondrian's Nine-Patch.
So much to do, no time to do it all!
What have you been working on this week?