I am having a hard time getting back into the swing of things since my parents' accident...which is really beginning to irk me. I decided to hang up my "Contentment" blocks this week so I could think about finalizing the latest two block designs. This is a project I started last fall in celebration of our 20th wedding anniversary. The blocks are 10 inches square.
I am going to finish these two blocks I have doodled on paper, then decide if I want to come up with another 3 blocks so that the little quilt would be 3 blocks x 4 blocks. I'm not back to feeling very creative yet...it is definitely going to need some sort of sashing.
I am working on a block with a DNA double helix as a nod to my science background and a SIMPLE music block to represent our combined interest in music.
I've been stabbing at a few more "Miss Emilie's Garden" blocks...I have not cropped the finished blocks down to size yet. I think they finish at about 6 inches square.
I am hanging them in place on the design wall as I finish stitching them, soak the glue out, and do any embroidery required. They seem a little dark to me, but I suppose these repro fabrics will brighten a bit when set with a bright red repro sashing. I will probably wait until they are all stitched to trim them all down to size.
I just love Lori's patterns...
I've been a wandering road warrior quite a bit lately, and Riley and I head off again this evening for a 2-day college visit trip to Pennsylvania and Ohio. Maybe I will finish a couple more of the Miss Emilie blocks on our wanderings.
I am having a hard time concentrating on anything. I keep pulling out project boxes containing UFO's in hopes of something, ANYTHING sparking some interest in me. I have been wasting quite a bit of time on Pinterest lately...shameful, really. I got an iPhone and it makes Pinterest WAY too easy an escape in moments when I just want to disappear. Does anyone else out there have a Pinterest addiction??