What I'm Working On
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Happy Wednesday! I had planned to share a finished quilt today, but the photos I took of it over Christmas didn't turn out as planned. Always a bummer when that happens. Instead, I thought I'd share a few projects I'm working on right now. I actually haven't finished anything yet this month, so I need to get moving to keep my stash spreadsheet in the negative!
One of my goals for this year is to build up a stash of baby quilts to have ready for gifting. I've started working on two, both made using orphaned blocks from my book. Two birds with one stone! For the first one, I simply added borders and cornerstones in coordinating colors. I am not totally sure how I want to quilt this one. I have a backing picked out that needs pieced, but then I can get moving towards finishing it.
For the second baby quilt, I decided to experiment with a pieced border. Instead of using something solid, I extended the half-square triangle pattern with units made from the same fabric. I wanted to give it some texture, and this will also make it easier for me to quilt. It's subtle, but I like how it turned out.
In 2014, I finished a quilt top using some of my indigo dyed Essex linen. That same year I dyed up some pieces for the backing. It's been sitting in the closet since then. So I pulled it all out, pieced together a backing and got this quilt in the mail to be quilted. It's all Essex linen, so it's going to be a nice heavy picnic quilt.
Last week I pulled fabrics for my next monochrome quilt, this time it's all pinks! I got it all cut out this weekend, and I'm hoping to get it finished by the end of the month. I will be sharing a tutorial for it next month.
On the knitting front, I'm working on my first pair of socks. I used to say I'd never knit socks. Well, now I'm eating my words. These are a pair of worsted weight socks, so they're going really fast. They've been fun so far. Pattern is Rye by Tin Can Knits.
I still haven't quite gotten into a groove this year with my crafting. Hoping to get back on track soon!