The end of the month is coming upon us quickly, and I have three things that need to be done by then, so they’ve gotten most of my attention.
Friends + Fabric Bee - I have finished my January blocks! This month, we were asked to make low volume wonky cross blocks, with either one or four crosses. I really enjoyed how quickly these came together!
Madrona Road Quilt - I basted this last week, but took a while to quilt it. I couldn’t decide what I wanted to do, but finally went with a simple echo stitch. I couldn’t decide how dense I wanted the quilting, so I quilted one area super dense but ended up not liking it, so did the rest less dense. I’m not totally happy with it but I don’t know how to fix it, and given the lack of time, I will probably just bind it and call it done. Maybe some day when I’m a better quilter I will re-visit it. I used a light blue Aurifil in 40 wt which was lovely to work with.
Sew, Sew Modern Swap - I finished up my small item tonight! I made a journal cover using a row of fussy cut hexies. The inside flaps are panels of text print. I’m really pleased with how it came out, it’s a lot of fun. And the journal is full of grid paper, perfect for quilt sketches! Hopefully my partner will like it. Now to finish the pillow, and this one will be done! I used the Stitched in Color journal cover tutorial for this.
Handstitched Class - I still haven’t started on my modern medallion quilt center, but I did finish the needlebook project. The front was supposed to be a flower, but I miscalculated how much smaller the design would be when I cut out the reverse applique, so instead it is my demon chicken needlebook. I want to make another one now, although I do love my demon chicken!
Tote Swap - Not due til March, but I’ve actually started thinking about it!
April & Kerry’s Quilt - Cutting out the pieces for this quilt is going to be my February goal in A Lovely Year of Finishes.
A quilt for me - No free time yet.
NuBees Quilt - I am borrowing an extension table, so I can finally get some FMQ practice, and I want to practice on this quilt.
Skill Builder BOM - Maybe this weekend I will be able to get to these!
Linking up to the WIP Wednesday link party hosted by Lee at Freshly Pieced. Definitely take a look at the great projects people are working on!