This post is an update on what I've been working on lately, so lots of "this and that".
|Not the final layout, just a tease|
I had a little brainstorm while I was laying these blocks out and came up with an idea to mark my blocks easily. Remember VHS tapes? Remember they came with labels for the tapes? Well, I dug in my tape storage and unearthed some of those labels.
I thought they would make great *free* labels for my quilt blocks, so I don't get the order they're laid out in mixed up when I pick them up to sew them together.
|"action shot" of the labels|
Here is another quilt top laid out on the design floor. I'm working on the border of this older UFO that was a block exchange with my friends in Calif. a *few* years ago. 10 or 15 maybe? I don't even remember! You can read more about this project here.
I've been waiting for some border inspiration to strike, and it finally did thanks to Gwen Marston. She used this border on one of her quilts and I really liked it. Believe it or not, I still had the scraps from making some of these flowers and they were big enough to use! Can you tell I never throw away anything? I tell ya, folks, it's a blessing AND a curse! *grin*
And....I'm letting myself start a new project! I'm going to do the 'Basket Case' quilt by Cluck Cluck Sew. I even got a jelly roll just for this - the first jelly roll I ever bought for me. The jelly roll had 40 strips and the pattern calls for 42, so I had to add a couple of strips from my stash. I did such a good job, color-wise, that I can't even tell which two strips those were.
Here are my jelly roll strips all laid out and paired up. They are all batiks (Hoffman Bali Pops) and the color way is called "Lorikeet". Very tropical and summery.
And here are my first two blocks. You make two blocks at a time with this pattern, and it's so easy! Now if only I wasn't so distracted with all my other projects so I can get back to sewing this! I just can't seem to sew fast enough to do everything I want. How about you? Do you have the same problem? Do you start or work on multiple projects at a time? Inquiring minds want to know!