…well, until I figure out what to do with it!
I have chosen my background material for my Nature’s Journey SAL:
I need some pinks like these and I will be all set.
Still working on the Grand Illusion:
I hope to get a lot accomplished this week-end!
YAY! It arrived so fast! What excellent service from Hatched and Patched! I am so excited to start and go through with the process!
Here is what I pulled out for the background:
And my choices for the applique:
Do I finally crack …er…cut into my Thimbleberries collection?
Or, do I start using my 30’s collection (starting a stash):
Or, do I use this stash of odds and ends plus my scrap basket?
Choices, choices, choices! Such fun!
And the January goal is to stitch this:
I have felt Chooky’s whip, all the way across the ocean;)… Although I must admit that I was confused and I thought that I could finish up a project, which I have been doing…my Grand Illusion…12 blocks so far and backing ordered. No, the 12 blocks aren’t sewn together yet but I love seeing how it will look!
…but the reality of work after the holidays has set in! Add to that I am an avid runner, swimmer and seasonal sport girl and I am using up all the hours of my day!
I have been taking the time to sew everday, even if it is just 15 minutes. I have advanced on my Grand Illusion quilt and it is slowly growing on me as IT grows:
It will be quite the size! If anyone knows what the name of those black/cream/pink diagonal sets are please let me know. I am having difficulty making them join and I know there must be a trick.
This week I hope to get some hexagons hexied 😉
So many creative ideas going on in my head!
No Jen, I didn’t throw these out!
I signed up for Chooky’s SAL 2015 and I ordered the pattern yesterday! I really hope that it won’t take long for it to get here. I will probably start going to the mailbox today to look for it ;).I am so excited to get started but I will have to live vicariously through the SAL blog in the meantime, seeing what colours the others are using.
I am still working on my Grand Illusion quilt and will update soon. Just finished Step 3 and returning back to Step 2 with a plan!
I am learning so much with this Grand Illusion quilt. Now for this step I had to sew 2 sets of strips. Then they had to be placed one on top of the other and cut into sets. I was worried that they wouldn’t nestle properly but VOILA, they did. I have been really being careful with my cutting and 1/4 inch seam.
Here is the end result:
I hope to get the quilt top finished this month!