Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Happy New Year!
I just thought I would post with a picture of my progress with my latest quilt project. I am really enjoying piecing again after a long run of other type of sewing. I think I am now back in the quilting groove for a little while at least.
I managed to finish about 30 blocks as pictured here, but I still have a long way to go yet. The plan is to make a queen size quilt which requires 113 blocks. I've also decided to use each fabric only once--so with only 80 different fats I decided to take advantage of those sales going on right now. I ordered Story Book V and some Kona Cottons in different colors so I will be able to make a few more thirties quilts. I like the fabrics for their softness, but I find that the quilts that use a solid color with them really makes them outstanding--they seem to need something to brighten them up. I had a look at Darlene Zimmerman's site to get some ideas of colors that I should order...
At the moment I have 50 more blocks in various stages of completion. I love to work a little bit on one step and then move on to another step so that I end up having blocks in all stages at once. I think it helps me take my time so that I don't rush through any one step just to finish it. Also, it helps me not to get too stiff from being in the same position for a period of time. Does anyone else do this or do you usually complete one step at a time?