who’s next?

The past few months I’ve struggled with working consistently on any one project.   Bouncing from embroidering to piecing, to quilting, to knitting.  None of my works in progress are getting the attention they deserve.  It’s kind of driving me crazy.  I have a couple of new projects in mind, but I dread having one join the stack.

arabic lattice partial blocksThis is where I’m at with my Arabic Lattice quilt.  It’s a hand piecing project that is going to be a large quilt.  Hand piecing is a one block at time process that I love, so I’m cool with how long it will take to get this from block to quilt top.  It’s just that there are a lot of blocks left so I’m setting this one aside for a while.  I have another hand piecing project with paper pieced hexies.  It’s so low on the list it’s packed up for now.  I also tested an applique block that I’m dying to make some more of, but again, packed up for now.

partial spider web blocksThese are my spider web blocks.  A spider web quilt has been on my to stitch list for a mighty long time.  I’m machine stitching the blocks and plan on hand quilting this one.  These blocks are foundation pieced on to muslin.  The stack in the back is the triangles I still need to make.  I was thinking of focusing on this quilt top but then realized I couldn’t hand quilt anything until I finish my paris embroidery.

haptic-paris.jpgMy Paris map haptic lab is on my quilting rack right now.  To be honest, it’s been there for quite a while.  It’s a massive embroidery project that I plan to use as a wall hanging.  I’ve finished up the left bank and am working my way through the right.  In order for anything else to be quilted, this has to be done.  The paper pattern on the top is fragile and starting to wear in spots so I’m officially moving it to the top of the list.

So once I have Paris done, it should be smooth sailing through the rest of my projects, right?

pair of ice dyed quilts

I think the main reason my projects don’t find there way here is that I just don’t stop and take pictures like I used to.  In May, I made a fabric basket for a friend’s birthday.  The pattern was from Anna’s book, Handmade Style.  I was so happy with how it turned out that I snapped a quick pic with my phone and delivered it right away.  Later, I thought I would write a little post about it and then realized that all I had to share was this.

Processed with VSCO with e8 presetOne lonely photo.  With this in mind, I took some time to photograph a couple of quilts I made last fall.

ice dye log cabin on barnI could make log cabin quilts for days.  This one is a baby size quilt made from one giant log cabin block.

ice dye log cabin sideice dye log cabin on doorOne half is a light weight chambray, the other half is a split of ice dyed cottons in greens and purples.

The back is a print with indigo stripes on a off-white background.

ice dye log cabin quilt backice dye Vast quiltThe pattern for this quilt is Vast from Jeni’s book, Patchwork Essentials: The Half-Square Triangle.

ice dye vast quilt detail

It’s made with some of my favorite ice dyed cottons and a mid-weight chambray.  The back is a gold and black print.

ice dyed Vast quilt back

I think this quilt looks brilliant with all the lichen on the wall.

ice dyed Vast quilt on wall

tiny shop update

sunny days caravan tote zipper

I have added a few totes to my shop.  The weather is finally starting to cool down.  Thank goodness for cardigan weather!  It was too hot to ice dye for quite a stretch there.

Hopefully, I will be able to get some new fabric ready to go in the next few weeks.  If there is interest, I was thinking of adding some yardage and bundles of some of my dyed fabric to the shop.

School starts next week so that should free up some time for me to get to work on my project list.  As much as a dread the idea of using an alarm clock again, I’m looking forward to some uninterrupted stitching time.