I meant to post some of this stuff last week, but my computer was in the shop longer than expected, so I’ll just have to share it this week!
Last month I took a workshop with Jacquie Gering on scrappy improv. The class was wonderful, and I’ve been trying to finish the top in between all my other commitments. So far I have the top half done! This is ending up a rather odd size, so I have no idea what I’ll do with it when it’s done, but it was a fun step out of my comfort zone.
I’m also making progress on my pillow top for The Great Pillow Fight swap. I shared my initial design and I just couldn’t get into it, so I started over. This isn’t my normal color scheme, but I thought it was well suited based on my partner’s requests.
I think I made every mistake in the book putting this top together. I started it when I didn’t have my computer (where I had initially drafted the design) but figured I could redo it using graph paper. What’s so hard with that?
I still suck at math guys. Seriously. I was supposed to end up with an 18″ pillow cover and this is 24″. Well technically it’s 22.15″ and I put a border to bring it up to something sane. But I don’t even know how it’s possible to be off by that much? I also constructed it backwards from how it should be done, so I had to rip seams, remove blocks, and do partial seams most of the way. Just…eesh. All those grey squares up there had to be removed and redone with bigger ones because: math.
Anyway, it’s done, I just need to baste/quilt and turn it into a pillow. I’m glad it’s getting finished soon because I’m about to be very busy. Hopefully I can share that news next week!
Linking up with WIP Wednesday with Lee @ Freshly Pieced.