Quilt in progress
A lot has happened in my life in the past few years and I find myself drawn again to the crisp feel of fabric in my hands and a strong desire to sew.
Sewing for me means quilts and home decor, as while I adore looking at clothing patterns I don't find myself the most efficient at this time. So occasionally I might dabble, but it's only occasionally. Of course I say this while I have skirt pattern and fabric ready (fabric just purchased last weekend, I've had the pattern for months.). LOL More on that adventure later I suppose.
It has been four years since I was able to finish my last quilt. I have started two but had to pack them away each time for a move and they never were finished. Right now I am lucky enough to be building a house and so I hope this means I won't have to move again for quiet some time. Having moved three times in the last four years, you can understand how I might be tired of it. But anyway, I digress...
My first quilt of this year was made using green and cream batiks, a type of fabric I am drawn to strongly but don't own near enough! 🙂 I picked up Strip Therapy 5 by Brenda Henning, grabbed a gorgeous Bali Pop in Taffy from Robert Hoffman and got to work.
Speaking of work, instead of working remotely I now go into the office like a "normal" person. So the amount of time in my day I have to take up commuting is considerably more, and sadly that takes away from my sewing time.
I worked evenings and weekends, slowly making progress as I could. I'm in a tiny one bedroom apartment right now, and so I use my kitchen counter for my cutting/layout area and a folding table for my sewing machine. It's cozy, but I am definitely looking forward to the house being finished and getting all of my belongings out of storage.
Lighting for photos in my place is really only nice on the weekends, so I snapped progress photos when I could.
Here is one last photo, though I'll admit it is missing the final borders.
Right now it is off being quilted and I can't wait to see how it looks when it's finished. I dropped it off about four weeks ago, so I'm hoping to hear about how it's coming along soonish.
I have had good intentions to blog about this project as I've worked, but I'm just now getting caught up on life and am able to share. ^_^