So not much on the go sewing wise this week, the boys and i are on vacation!
So this is what's going on during the day,
But when the kids are in bed, this is what has been going on,
Hexies and hot tubbing!
Slow and not so steady on this one... I have to be honest here folks, i came very close to scrapping this project and just using the AMH voiles for a nice simple patchwork quilt. I know that it's meant to be a long term project but i'm getting so impatient! I just find i'm not working on them at all, i always find something else to do when i could be sewing hexies. My plan is to make it 60 x 84 using twelve inch blocks, 5 across by 7 down... 35 blocks in total. I've made two :(
So since starting this project last year i've been averaging one block every six months... if i keep up this pace i'll have a finished quilt top in seventeen and a half years! i think it's time to pick up the pace. I'm setting a goal to finish at least two blocks a month, which is probably unrealistic with all the other projects i have on the go. But a girl can dream right!?!
I've also started on another new project... i seriously tried to restrain myself, but the more fun me won out on this! I've signed up for The Penny Sampler, Rachel's new online class of awesomeness! I'm so excited to be taking this class, both to better my skills as well as making some new bloggy friends! And the fact that you get to finish with an awesome quilt... perfect!
The class hasn't officially started yet, but Rachel has given us some ideas on how to go about choosing our fabrics. I chose to scroll through all my Pins to see if there was any reoccurring colours or patterns, themes... you know, something that i obviously liked enough to pin similar images. Turns out i really like mustard/marigold with aqua/teal and a side of grey! And side note here... i have some really awesome pins of things that i will never actually make!
So i started a new Pinterest board for all my inspiring photos and have put together a stack (all from stash) that i hope is going to work nicely with the look of the final quilt!
I will need to head out and pick up some more low volume prints as well as some matching solids, but i like what i have so far and i can't wait to get started!
It's still my first pull and i will most definitely be adding as well as removing prints here and there as we go! Hoping to get a chance while on vacation to colour in my design sheet, (check out Cari's... um, awesome!) and make some plans for what fabric is going to go where! But i'll probably just be doing more of this!
Super relaxed high fives for all!!
Linking as always over at Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday!
Today with guest host Liz from Shush i'm Quilting!
Can't wait for my turn to guest host!!