This week is more than half done. My plan for finishing three tops is slowly becoming a reality, however, probably not going to be finished this coming weekend. I got the Playdate top put together, still needs borders though. That freed up the design wall for the Minuet blocks. Once I got them up there though, I realized that they needed to be put on the floor to really see how they work together. It’s scrappy, but I only used seven fabrics and white, I have to shuffle the blocks around to avoid matching pieces where they join.
Mancuso has announced the theme for this years PIQF, it’s “Quilty Pleasures”. They are also doing a Mid Century Modern theme again (3rd Year). Entry info and forms are here PIQF. QP is a pretty broad category, my pleasures are lots of pieces, color and currently, triangles. I recently bought the pattern “Alaska” from Laundry Basket Quilts. It’s on my list of quilts I want to make, and I have been playing around with it in EQ8. I want it to be a little bigger, so I added two more rounds of blocks. This would be a challenge to get done before the August 27th deadline. More thinking will be done.
Last night I was knitting on my Sea Gleam shawl and realized that my stitch count was off by two. Normally not a big deal, and sort of normal for me, but when it involves lace, it looks bad. I had to pull out ten rows, about 4000 stitches, sad face. On a bright note, I have memorized the lace motif stitches. Curious Handmade just released the second shawl in the series, “Floating”, so no rush – eye roll.
Linking up with Denise at For the love of Geese for Put Your Foot Down #6 today.