Thursday, April 16, 2015

More sunshine

I finally managed to do a concentrated burst of sewing to move this project forward. I really ran into a creative wall when I finished the center medallion because I couldn't quite work out what to do with the corners. Sometimes putting a project away for a while is the best approach.

I put together the corner pieces on the weekend after making an emergency run to the fabric store - it seemed like I had only small pieces in the colors that I wanted to use. I made each corner different because the 1/2 sun blocks came from a variety of contributors and the colors and fabrics are all different.

I started sashing last night. I have 2 blue solids that are similar but different. Every other block around the edge will be bordered with one fabric, the others will be bordered with the second fabric. I was struggling with the strange sizes of the blocks and didn't want 6" sashing which is what would be needed to have evenly separated them. By using two blue solids it (hopefully) won't appear like there is uneven sashing, but instead a distinct border around each smaller block.

I'm hoping to get the top pieced by this weekend. Then it's in queue for quilting because my green/white HST quilt is still on the frame and about 2/3 finished.

Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Q2 Finish Along - list of hopefuls

2015 FAL at On the Windy Side

Adrianne at On the Windy Side is hosting the 2015 Finish Along. I didn't manage to get involved in Q1 (and I didn't manage to finish anything, so just as well). I have had a few lingering projects that I need to get moving on and a newish project that seems to have stalled.

My goals for Q2 are:

  1. Green/white triangles - currently on the Swiftquilter frame and about 2/3 quilted. Seems like it should be easy to get done, but it's been in progress for a long time and on the frame since mid-February.

  2. Sunrise - still need to complete the corner units, piece the front, and get it quilted. I won the small half sun blocks on Block Lotto in June. I'd like this one to be done before a year has passed.

  3. Pink Cats - started just a month ago, I'd love to get this one finished but suspect that just getting the 25 blocks pieced is a more realistic goal.