I just noticed that I’m on my 51st post, which means I’ve been doing this a year (more or less) since I’ve been trying to post weekly. In actuality my “blog-i-versary” is the 26th. Just nice to know that I can keep up with a long-term project!
I wrote my list of “priority projects” on the white board on my door so I see it every day. (Unfortunately, this does not mean that I actually LOOK at it every day. *sigh*)
I was able to strike off Sunflower Lattice, which, as I said last week, only had one more seam until I finished it as a top. It’s now supposed to be “resting,” but keeps demanding attention in a loud and strident way. (I’ve since told it to pipe down since I don’t have any green fabric to use as backing, but it still whimpers ever now and then…)
To keep myself from being sucked back into piecing, I have started to hunt down and design motifs for the Xmas quilt I made from a block exchange with members of the Dear Jane email list.
I fully expect a name for this project to pop into my head while I’m working on it, but as of now, I’m describing it as “Xmas Dear Jane.”
The plan was to do a different pattern in each solid strip, so I’ve been cruising the internet and leafing through my quilt books in search of inspiration.
I am now leaning towards doing the same quilting pattern in the two green strips, and the same in the reds (but different from the greens.)
I like feathers, so most of the motifs will be feathers, partial feathers, feather-inspired motifs. I’ve adapted a long-arm pantograph for one of the rows, but I want to see if it goes with the others that I’ve drafted before I finally settle on it. Here are some of the contenders: