Sunday, July 18, 2010

Current obsession

This started as an "I don't want to work on any of my projects that require real thought so I will try this project that I saw in Quiltmaker magazine" night.

I tried it - I liked it - and immediately all thoughts of finishing up some other WISPS got pushed aside as I started cutting and sewing and pressing and cutting again to prepare for 120 of these blocks - half light and half dark. Each block is only 5" finished, so even this quantity will only make a moderately sized throw.

I found fun stuff in my scrap bag that worked together color wise - greens and rusts and browns and golds - even some leftovers from my son's baby quilt and the "Just Me and My SIS" quilt I just "finished."

Well - finished as far as any of my projects recently. I have 3 recent finishes that have all gotten to the flimsie stage and gone no further (this one and 2 others - pics of those to follow in a future post).

Something about wrestling with batting and backing and a top in 90 degree heat and humidity with no a/c has been somewhat of a deterrent. So I cut and piece on other projects and create more flimsies. There will be time enough for the next step when the coolness comes - which in western NY could be next week for all we know!

7 comments:

Barb said...

What a fun block and I really like the colors you chose.

Marj said...

I'm with you on only wanting to piece when it is hot outside. I really like how your latest top turned out. I also cut out bricks from my stash to make a trow from scraps of that pattern. But right now I am working on Margo bags. Hope that you get some cool weather soon.

jillquilts said...

That's a very fun block!! I'm going to have to add it to my list of 'somedays'! lol

Colleen said...

The blocks look great and I love how the quilt turned out. To me, there is no good temperature for sandwiching a quilt, I hate that part. But you are definitely right to wait for cooler temps. That would be unbearable.

Barb said...

Love the new project. I've had projects like that... you find it, and everything else gets pushed aside. Can't wait to see the end results.

Infinity Quilter/Knitter said...

Your blocks and SIS are really cute. I'm waiting until it gets cooler too before I do more quilting tops.

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