Two Quilts in Progress
I’m not posting nearly enough I think. Finding more time for piecing and quilting gets more and more difficult. I really love to stay up late at night and sew for a few hours, but I pay for it the next day. How do you all find balance?
Anyway, I have finished the deconstructed Any Way You Slice It quilt. I was very surprised to find that I didn’t enjoy this way of piecing. However, I’m really happy with how this is turning out. This vertical column of blocks will be offset, leaving a large open area. Binding will be dark brown, or a scrappy binding.
And, for something completely different, a baby quilt that I wasn’t expecting to make but my daughter Suzannah insisted I make something for her principal’s wife who just had a baby girl who has an ocean-themed nursery:
I need to figure out how to do the umbrella handles. I’m going to make a sand castle next to the pile of ‘seaweed’ Any other suggestions for what to add in are totally welcome! This has been a fun project because it is so completely out of my regular work. Batiks! A completely new world of fabrics that I have normally stayed way away from. The three small circles will be sand dollars and the striped rectangle is a beach towel. Does it need a bucket?