Happily things are moving along! After my trip to Atlanta Ikea, I came away with a few amazing finds. All of which I will share at a later date. Not to be all secretive or anything, I just need to get my ducks in a row first. And the fact that one of the pieces needs to be assembled first.
The 'happily' part is I finally started a project, a challenge project! Afton who blogs @Quilting Mod, threw down the gauntlet and threw out a challenge. Naturally I jumped in because what the heck...I never have anything going on!
Here's the skinny: Afton would supply 12 fat eights of Art Gallery's 'Round Elements' and basically we can make anything! There are a few other stipulations, but that's the basic low down.
The fabric is of course divine, it is Art Gallery! The colors vibrant and oh so pretty! And until a few days ago, I hadn't a clue what I would make. The way I seem to work lately is to put it off until the last possible moment. Dare I say I'm ahead of the game? It has to be finished by the first week in October and yes, I got this one under control!
I don't want to give away too much, that will have to wait for the 'reveal'. It sounds so mysterious and monumental! It isn't! It's actually selfish on my part.
This project will be centered around my 'Star Thistle' block I recently designed. Except this will be with smaller blocks, a different layout and another paper pieced block I made for this project. Which is why I say I'm being selfish with this challenge. I'm exploring!
I printed the templates, color coded the blocks and began to process! It was really fun, I had an assembly line piecing day!
Coral Perfection, don't you think? I'm using Kona Snow and three different grey tones. This one has the darkest grey, which looks black in the picture. It is not!
Maybe you prefer pink?! I personally like them both equally!
With some of the block sections pieced, I couldn't resist laying them out. They remind me of sail boats. It never occurred to me on previous projects! Just what I need, another idea!
As of right now, the top is completely finished and awaiting the quilting phase. Hopefully, that will happen in the next couple days!
I'm also working on another project that I thought would be a 'joy' to do! And it was in the beginning! If I can make things harder for myself...I will!
Here is a sneak peak. The squares are 1", which means...you guessed it...they will finish at 1/2"! It's a new technique for me, and it's a design I have been itching to do for years now. Let's just say this became much more than I bargained for!
The pattern for 'Star Thistle' is available in my Craftsy Store!
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