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Progressing

I’m still a little all over the place, but I’ve decided that’s fine. I like having multiple projects going so I can work on what I want, when I want. My WIP list had also dropped below double digits, so obviously time to fix that!

wovenchevronip

I’ve been sick, which Eli informs me means that I’ve also been cranky, so he’s been more than happy to let me sit at my sewing machine for hours. Such a smart guy! I spent some time wrestling with my woven chevron quilt, but kept making dumb mistakes every step of the way. After cutting two different pieces in half that I shouldn’t have cut, I decided it was time to work on something else. (This did not help with the crankiness factor, btw.)

diamonddash

I had made a quick mock-up of this design in Illustrator for theΒ complementary colors tutorial, and decided I wanted to try actually creating it. I still need to make one more row, and then I’m going to turn it into a pillow. Judging by the colors, I guess I’m ready for some spring! I think I might like this a bit better if I’d used some slightly softer pinks, but we’ll see how I feel when it’s done. I’m calling it the Diamond Dash pattern.

woodlandsampler1

Being sick also means plenty of TV watching. We recently found out about Castle, and I am so hooked on that show! We just finished off Season 2, and I am loving all the Firefly references. Because I always feel bad just watching TV without getting something done (who sucks at relaxing? Me. I get bored. I think I might be broken.) I’ve been putting in some time on my Woodland Sampler by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery. I think I may never be done, but since I started a year late, at least there’s no deadline pressure!

improvquilt

Eli and I are also working on a quilt together! This is an experiment, so we’ll see how it goes, but I’m excited by the idea, although not the reason behind it. Eli’s grandfather passed away rather suddenly last week. Eli was unable to make the funeral which he was really bummed about, so we are making a quilt in remembrance of his grandfather and plan to give to his grandmother. His grandfather played a big role in the music scene in New York City (he was the President of Sam Ash Music and helped with Eli’s grandmother’s jazz non-profit), so we wanted to make a quilt based on music and NYC. I was inspired by this quilt by Robyn Croft, which is where the design started. After some sketching, we decided on the bottom one shown above, as it felt more musical and rhythmic. Now to just decide on colors.

Linking up with Lee @ Freshly Pieced, as always!

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