Thursday, May 17, 2012

Echoes and Shadows

After months of indecision and design paralysis (sound familiar?), I finally cut into my precious Echo stash.

This started out as a mini, but then my husband said I should keep going and make a larger quilt. He's such an enabler! I certainly don't need another WIP, but what can I say? I just can't resist!

I've cut 25 squares, but at 4.5 inches each, I'll need many, many more. (Not to mention hundreds of strips of the solids...)

Now I'll have to figure out what to do with the Echo prints I'm not using. Luckily, there are plenty of wonderful Echo quilts on Flickr to inspire me.

I'm linking this post to the My Precious Quilt-Along at Kelby Sews.


I love the idea behind this quilt-along. We all need a little motivation to cut into that special fabric we've been saving!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Works in Slow Progress

No finishes lately, although several projects in the works. Most of my WIPs are stored away in plastic containers, but I managed to snap a couple pictures.

On a whim, I pulled two Kona solids from my stash - Olive and Ivy - and made some blocks using the stack and slash method without a ruler. Here they are lined up on my design wall. I'm calling this one Olive Bar. It reminds me of Denyse Schmidt's Strings Attached quilts.

My confetti wall hanging is in the final binding stage. I can't wait to run it through the washer and dryer to get that crinkly look!

I'm itching to finish these and a few bigger projects, but it's the end of the semester at my university. Between grading and writing, I don't have much time for sewing right now. I'm in serious need of a sewcation!

Finally, what I know you've been waiting for... another shameless cat on a quilt picture:

This is one of those rare moments when Elkie hasn't taken over my comfy office chair.

I'm pleased to be participating in the Fresh Sewing Day and Small Blog Meet at Lily's Quilts.

Lily's Quilts

Lily's Quilts

Happy May Day, friends and visitors, old and new!