I brought 4 projects with me - 2 of them had already been started and the other 2 were just the fabric and patterns. I thought perhaps it was a little optimistic of me to bring so many but in 3 and a half days, I saw progress on each of them.
My main priority was to finally assemble the blocks for Twisted Rope. I had already made all 181 blocks but still needed to put them all together. This is a king size quilt, so it was a challenge.
|One quarter of Twisted Rope|
|Twisted Rope without it's borders|
After working so hard on such a large quilt, I was really in the mood for some instant gratification. I picked up a pattern during stash dash called 'Greta' by Me & My Sister Designs. It only takes 1 charm pack and a little bit of yardage. After a few hours between Tuesday night and Wednesday, I had it done and again, I'm pleased with how it turned out.
|Greta made with Maison de Garance|
After that quick finish, I moved on to making a quilt called Nestled in the Branches. It's a free pattern from JoAnn's and I made the same quilt as a prayer quilt for a friend at the end of last year. I liked it so much (and had a lot of the fabric left over) that I knew I wanted to make it again. However, when I started to cutting and calculating, I realized I was short on 2 of the fabrics. I didn't have enough bird blocks or the border fabric. Although this will end up being 4x5, I only had enough to make 3x3 at the time. So I put as much of it together as I could and also sewed the sashing and cornerstones for the remaining blocks. I worked on this one most of Wednesday.
|Nestled in the Branches|
Unable to finish the bird quilt, I moved on to the last project I brought. I worked on it Thursday. I'm tentatively calling this one Man Cave because of it's colors and because it's for Mr. Quilting Bug. I already had the fabric cut and organized for the blocks, so it was another one that went together quickly. The quilt finishes at 65"x73". Here's hoping it's not another year before I get it quilted!
Therefore, accept each other in the same way that Christ accepted you. He did this to bring glory to God.
Romans 15:7 (GW)