At last, a post coming from the comfort of my own home! Internet access has been established, although I'm still working on adding Wifi. And to be perfectly honest, home isn't quite as comfortable as Starbucks has been, given that's it's been below 50 degrees outside and our baseboard heaters don't really keep it much warmer than that inside. Luckily, there are lots of quilts here to wrap up in! So on to the quilts themselves!
Finished: Disappearing Parisville
Ok, I actually finished this a week or so ago, but I haven't gotten to brag about a finished quilt on WIP Wed for awhile! I'm also really happy with this one, since it's a large full size and is currently living on my bed! It's not the first bed-size quilt that I've made, but it's the first that I've actually finished - there are in fact three WIP large quilts in various parts of the quilting stage! Now that it's so cold here, especially at night, I might have to make an effort to really finish some of them.
In Progress: Drunkard's Path Quilt Along
For my Drunkard's Path baby quilt I now have a top (blogged Monday) and as of today, the back:
It's not exactly what I had imagined, but it will do. I'm just glad it's finished; I must be out of practice or something, because I had to take apart and redo about half of these seams! I just kept sewing the wrong pieces together, and even made some cutting errors (one of my worst fears!) I think I just wasn't as focused as I could be because I'm not really interested in this quilt anymore; I need to finish it up so I can send it off and start something new!
Speaking of finishing projects, I made myself a little checklist to help keep me moving along.
New Projects: Could there be more things I want to do?
1. Brian's Christmas quilt: I have several yards each of Kona Bone and Schoolbus; I'm just trying to figure out how to deploy it. Ideally something like this, which I've been wanting to imitate forever; although I'm not certain, since I hate all the fabric waste the comes from cutting curves.
2. I have a yard each of seven different pink/yellow/gray fabrics that I bought almost a year ago, and finally decided to make a nice zig-zaggy quilt. I even sketched out a plan:
3. And finally, my vintage sheets collection has gotten awfully large; I think it's time for a new Superstar quilt! I put all of my prettiest, bright-colored sheets in a stack, and will have to refine the collection to eight:
One last thing - since I have at-home internet access now, I'll be starting up my empty little Etsy shop for real, hopefully next week. There will be fat quarters of all these lovely sheets there!
So now to link up and check out everybody else's progress!