So I have some quilts in progress. Kinda embarassing, actually, because they've been in progress for YEARS. And I haven't had much time to sew for so long I totally forgot a couple of them. But I've been cleaning out my crafting area (*full-disclosure: When I made that new stocking, my sewing maching was sitting on the floor, and I was wedged in between the nordic track and the door, pushing the pedal with one hand. Pathetic. As soon as I got stuff cleared away and the machine back up on the table, I celebrated by sewing a couple new couch cushions. It felt great! But that is neither here nor there) and decided to see where I was at with my quilts.
Because I want to finish them! I enjoy sewing. I used to sew (remember?) and I think I need to make time for it again. I also enjoy finished quilts and want more around the place (though we are very very spoiled and have quite a few).
I pulled them all out examine. No particular order, no perfect photos, not ironed or anything.
Okay. Up first: The Mermaid Quilt.
It's pieced all from the same line (Heather Ross Mendocino) with fairly large blocks. The top came together SO fast, but I got frustrated and put it down when I didn't have quite enough fabric for the scrappy outer border I wanted to do.
When I pulled it out I realized: I don't need an outer border - let's just get this thing done!
So, Quilt 1: Top done. Next step: buy backing, binding fabrics (aquas + brown) and batting. I think I'll machine quilt this one.
Quilt 2: Is actually just a pile of fat quarters. Anna Maria Horner's Folksy Flannel line. I got it way back when I was sick, I think.
I was originally going to do big squares, but... I can't have all my quilts be just squares. So I have considered several other patterns, and I THINK I have decided to do a plus quilt (like this one). So next step is cutting/piecing. I love the idea of hand-quilting this cozy flannel.
Quilt #3: I fell in love with the cutesy A Walk in the Woods line and bought 4 charm packs of it (last year?), some white kona solid and some red for the binding. Because I originally had a big chevron pattern in mind. Except I changed my mind.
Honestly, it would look good just in squares. Charm packs are awesome, my least favorite part of quilting is cutting.
But I decided to not overthink it, and just make them into half-square triangles. Today I made 2 charm packs into blocks.
(iPad photos - too busy to run down and get my camera)
I think I need to make some more blocks (goodness, I have plenty of squares), but it's coming along and I figured how to place the blocks, I think. I'll probably machine-quilt this one.
UPDATE - this one's DONE! :)
Quilt #4 - Scrappy Log Cabin
The funny thing about the above quilts is that they are all from a particular line of fabric when my absolute fave quilts are scrappy. So... I may need to rethink how I go about planning quilts.
I really really enjoyed making these blocks (way back when). After I pulled out this stack I sat down and started a new block. I wish I had tons of biggish scraps to just make tons of scrappy quilts with!
I was going to sash it with brown, I think I may have changed my mind. This is what happens when you put a quilt away for YEARS. I think I'll piece the back with whatever I have around.
Needs: sashing to finish the top, may hand-quilt.
Quilt #5 - Hawaiian 9-patches. I think I'm stealing the white solid to use as sashing for this one. I don't know how I'll quilt it yet.
Next step: sashing!
UPDATE: THIS ONE IS DONE!
The last two quilts-in-progress are a royal mess.
Quilt #6: Castle Peeps
I originally wanted to do this a different way and cut some of it into strips, but couldn't make myself sew it together. I just wasn't all the way happy with it. Now I'm going to figure out what else to do with this mess. . It will happen.
Next step: a plan of action.
Quilt #7: my queen-sized Double Irish Chain.
No photo because that mess is a post in and of itself. Stay tuned.