Since I'm stitching on the binding of the huge improv quilt (I'm going to have to come up with a good name for it!) it was time to get started on a couple of new projects! First, I started some blocks for my mother's quilt. 6 down, 29 more to go!
I'm really enjoying making these blocks in my usual improv way, but using colors and tones I'm not prone to pick . It's really fun to be both in my comfort zone and out of it at the same time. If that makes any sense at all...
Otherwise, I've officially fallen in love with spiderweb quilts. Ashley who's in Block Party! with me asked us all to make her two blocks. Didn't she pick amazing fabrics?!? Who doesn't love red and aqua.
After making them I was so taken with both the process and the look, that I knew I had to make a quilt of them for myself. I actually took the time to sort through all of my scraps before starting. This block is the perfect way to use up the tiniest bits of fabric!
It's feeling a bit more chaotic than most of my quilts, but I just love it all the same. It takes me about an hour to make one block (I've only made four so far!) so this is going to be a long term project. And it's destined to be a lap quilt I think...
I've been using this tutorial if any of you would care to start making some. But look out! It's addictive. Don't say I didn't warn you!
A little close up. I'll never tire of fussy cutting Heather Ross fabrics.
Hope that you've all had a great weekend!