As much as I’ve wanted to sew these last few weeks, I haven’t spent nearly as much time behind my machine as I would have liked. Training for a triathlon is tough! It’s not like I can quilt while careening down the bike trail.
I have done a bit, though. I have been working on Jessica Levitt’s Modern Mix Gradations Bag. I pieced the exterior using the collection that Heather put together for the Blogger’s Choice FQ bundle for Fat Quarter Shop, plus some Kona black. It’s foundation pieced on interfacing, which is kind of new to me. But I love how it’s turning out so far. Very crisp!
I also made the final two blocks for my Essential Quilting class. I’m behind — this thing should be pretty much done by now! Hoping to get it sashed and basted soon.
The first block is the Dresden Plate. It looked scary, but was fairly easy to tackle thanks to Deborah’s great instructions. The plate turned out tiny, so I went ahead and made two for the one block. It was my first time doing applique, and I really enjoyed it. Definitely going to be making more blocks like this in the future.
The second was an extra block not from the class. I used Six White Horses’ tutorial to make these Improv Chevrons. Not too difficult, but it definitely requires a visual brain that can think ahead of what’s actually happening.
Finally, I started binding my pink and orange quilt (I’m thinking of calling it Sherbet Stripes), which I’ve had as a WiP forever. I’m about 2/3 done hand-sewing the binding on, and Ryan and I are driving from Sacramento, CA to Walla Walla, WA this weekend (right after the triathlon — I’m sure this will be a bad choice!), so I should be able to finish up that last bit in the car, and actually have a finished quilt to share here next week!
What are you working on this week?