I sewed until 1:00 a.m. this morning...I am a walking zombie today. I remember staying up all night going to the city for dinner, dancing, early breakfast THEN going in to work the next day. What happened?
I had almost as much fun last night...my design floor:
String blocks...now you can see the diamond. I really like the look of these blocks but I don't like making them...kinda boring...I get impatient and start adding fat strips. Putting them together is going to be a challenge as the blocks stretch...A LOT. I also sewed more strips together for the scrappy trip around the world. Both of these projects are fillers to work on during the week when I only have a few minutes of sewing time.
Another challenge (and what kept me up until 1 a.m.) is Kim Brackett's Island Chain. You really have to pay attention to block placement with this quilt. You can't tell it very well in this pic but the background fabric is a pale grey print. This is a double challenge as Nancy, Stephanie and I decided a few months back we were all going to make the same quilt. Of course Nancy's is already done, quilted and has the binding added.
Last weekend I finished piecing this wall hanging.
The half squares were left overs from the placemats and table runner I made. It rain all last weekend (YAY! we really need it) so working on this bright quilt was a nice contrast to the gloomy days.