Because I got so much done on retreat on Saturday, this is a combo retreat report and WIP update. I haven't had a WIP Wednesday post in a while because I really haven't had much to show. Not so this week!
The Crane Star pillow, blogged here. I am so, so happy with this project!
I Spy Quilt:
During the retreat, I was annoyed to discover that I hadn't cut enough of the black inner framing strips for 3 of those white-bordered blocks so I had to halt production on this project and move on to other stuff (you can see the blank spots in the layout where I was thinking the blocks could go). They're now pieced, and I've made some great progress on assembling the top since the photo was taken.
Habitat Challenge pillow covers:
Oh brother - am I ever kicking myself for choosing this interlocking star layout for the pillow. The design itself is fine - I really like it. What I didn't think through was that there are 81 darn squares in this layout, MOST of which require the little star points to be added to them. Yes, they're wonky, so they don't require precision, but they're still time-consuming. I managed to finish off all of the star points (forgot to photograph!), and the pieces are ready to be pieced into the pillow front.
I also basted Easy Going Modern (the LC version) as planned, so it's all set to get quilted. Soon.
New project alert! I was so inspired by the blocks that I won, I needed to put them together right away. I got as far as piecing the blocks into four columns of varying heights. They look like stacks of books, don't they? I'll finish the rest of the top with the Kona Snow background including a strip between each stack so that I don't have to deal with all of those seams coming together. Plus, it will add some girth to the quilt to make it a more useable size. I'm aiming for 3" strips between the columns and perhaps along the outside edges as well. That will make the top finish at around 60" wide, which is a nice lap quilt width. Height will be 70" ish, I think. Depends how much Kona Snow I've got!
Kaleidoscope (on hold)
Heather R memory quilt
Bee quilt (Jewel Squares)
Bee quilt (Circle of Geese)
This Week's Stats
Completed Projects - 1
New Projects - 1
Currently in Progress - 10 (why doesn't this number ever seem to go down?!)
Whew! That was a long one - I think my Project List has been caught up nicely. What's everyone else doing over at Lee's and Monika's? Go see!