Wow, how is it already partway through November?? Where did October go?! I need to start getting serious about my Christmas presents.
Pretty much everything I got done this week, I got done at our guild retreat (see my post on Monday for more info about our awesome retreat!). I’m still going through a bit of a withdrawal. I’m ready for my next retreat!
Mod Pop: The top is done!! This was my major accomplishment at the retreat, and I am so happy about it. 😀 This is the biggest thing I’ve made so far (I’ve only done wall hangings and baby quilts before) and I admit I’m a little terrified of quilting this sucker, even though it’s just a twin.
My subconscious made sure to include a “humility block.” One of the corner curves is pointed the wrong way, but I actually have grown to like it. 🙂 I need to figure out what to do with the back. I’m thinking of doing one reverse chain on a navy background, but we’ll see what I end up having energy for. 😉
Sew Sew Modern: I was able to work on the crane star block, and get a much better crane this time. I used some Mendocino for the crane, and I really love the way it came out. I’m excited to do the other cranes now, and see how the finished block comes together.
Things I wanted to try this year: I had two things left on my list of things I wanted to try this year. Free-motion quilting and sewing a garment. At the retreat, I asked one of my guildmates if she would be willing to walk me through FMQ. Once we figured out the proper setting on my machine (turns out the presser foot lever has a special hidden setting!) I was able to give it a shot! It was a lot of fun, actually, although I think I would enjoy it more if I had one of those extender table thingies so I could keep my hands further apart.
Travel Pic Stitch Blog Hop: I finished a couple more red hexies while I was at the retreat, when I was showing my guildie how to do EPP. However, it wasn’t enough new ones, nor do I know what I’m doing with them, so it didn’t feel like it warranted an image.
Low volume rainbow wonky log cabin: Wow, how many buzz words can I fit into one project? I don’t know where this project is heading, other than a quilt top of some size (probably throw?) that came to me while I was trying to nap during the retreat. I am loving putting this together and enjoying the wonky/improv nature of it. And yay, pops of rainbow color!
April & Kerry’s wedding quilt: I think it’s probably time for me to talk to them about maybe modifying the design to something that inspires me so that it might actually get done.
Dissertation quilt: Preempted by the Low Volume Rainbow Wonky Log Cabin quilt.
Christmas quilt: Okay, I actually cut out the pieces I needed for this, but nothing new got sewn.
Nyan cat: Took a break from this one after the disappointing seam. Think I will push on and do the bottom row and maybe redo the seam after.
NuBees quilt: Pulled out the fabric to make the back and found out I was very, very short. Oops. Quilt math.
Here’s the look back at what I completed last month. The early half of the month was taken up with bee blocks, and things sort of slowed down after that as I tackled larger projects, but still quite a bit of progress!