Hmm, DWM, divorced white male? Nah, Design Wall Monday.
It seems like last week I was pondering starting a new project. I had just finished binding 5 quilts and feeling pretty productive. This week I find myself in the middle of finishing up three tops. The Play Date quilt is on the wall, it needs sashing and borders, but all the blocks are done. I thought I would put it on the wall and see if there were any matching blocks near each other. I can’t look at it for too long though, it’s too “crazy on the eyes” It must be a quilt that one has to step back from in order to really appreciate it.
Then there is Scrap Dance Minuet, a mystery quilt from From My Carolina Home . The final step was released this past week. I have put together half the blocks so far, I may have to finish them up before the Play Date quilt, as they are taking up my sewing table space. Only 12 more to go, I’m making the twin size.
Finally, the postman brought me the twelfth month of the Christmas figs BOM. Fabrics for the sashings and corner blocks. Lots of sashing, this quilt finishes at 78″ x 96″, which reminds me, I have to get a backing for it. Lately I’ve been shopping at Backside Fabrics for my backings. Good selection and fast shipping, plus their prices are pretty good too.
Oh yeah, I got the extra skien of hand dyed yarn I ordered to finish my Sea Gleam Shawl. I got lucky and it is from the same dye lot as my first two. The lace edging is requiring a bit more concentration, plus the rows are quite long at this point, about 400 stitches. I breath a sigh of relief, when I get to the end and I have the right number of stitches left. No one likes to un-knit that many stitches and lace too boot.
Linking up with Judy at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts for Design Wall Monday this week.