Monday, January 3, 2011
My first finish of 2011 and design wall Monday
I have my first finish of the year. Ok, so it was an easy one, a baby blanket but a finish none the less right? I'm pleased with this. This my first EQ quilt that transformed from bits and bytes into a tangible quilt!
And that's not all!! I also had some fun with string blocks, working on my son-in-laws quilt. I'm really liking it so far. After the pastels on the baby blanket (normally I like bright fun colors for baby quilts, but that was a nice change of pace) and the more traditional RRCB (scrappy traditional piecing) it was good to get back to something a bit more modern and out of the ordinary. Still have a bit to go, but like the progress so far. I'm trying to see how I can work the Y-seams into the border....I still have a few rows to go and then at least 3 borders. I have fallen in love with string blocks. (yes I see the one block that is not in the correct position, but they aren't sewn together so I'll make sure I fix that for the final design)
And that's not all.....I put all the blocks together for RRCB. I have the picture below but have not sewn the center together yet. I want to wait and see what the border looks like. I may make two quilts, one with the pieced blocks and one with the string blocks., it's still growing on me and not sure which way I'll go. As is, it's one big quilt!
Ahh, why can't all Monday's be like this???