MADE MAJOR PROGRESS ON...
Some bee blocks. This cute squished 9-patch is for Shayla in Sew Buzzy. The last block of the Bee! Shayla said we could leave the block untrimmed so I did.
I'm also working on Sabah's June block for Sew & Bee Happy. She is making a red and white quilt and we got to choose what block to make - fun, huh? I chose Lynne Bob Square Pants. It's all HSTs - I'm trying to get over my aversion to trimming these things. I think I've found a solution: Thangles! I'm not affiliated with Thangles in any way other than as a happy user.
Thangles let you piece HSTs in strips, and because you're using paper to stabilize that bias seam, the HSTs hold their shape very nicely and no trimming is required. You do have to remove the papers but that is okay by me. This block is scrappy, so I cut the papers into 1- and 2- HST sets, matched them up with scraps and went to town. Here's where I am in the block construction process (with a little help from my friend, and a couple of my own bee blocks in the background):
Not sure what that face is about: trimming HSTs maybe? :)
MADE SOME PROGRESS ON...
Finally, I'm busy doing my cutting for the Kaleidoscope Quilt Along. I finally zeroed in on a fabric choice, inspired by the towels in our master bathroom, of all things. Surely I'm not the only one for whom everything is a potential quilt? Didn't think so.
You know what else I'm doing? I feel particularly brilliant to have thought of this: while I cut strips for the Kaleidoscope, I'm cutting some extra strips to make a charity quilt! It'll be a simple strip quilt using WOF strips but it will be so nice to have them (mostly) all cut and ready to go! Yay me!
WISHED I'D WORKED ON...
My Wonder Wheel. It's been basted for ages, but I just haven't gotten to quilt it yet. Soon, I hope. I also hope this washes out (imagine me making a frowny face):
I'm linking up over at Lee's. I love seeing what everyone's working on, don't you?