This week, I started on a wacky star quilt. This is a type of piecing that I have wanted to try for a while, and I thought a small quilt would be just the right size to try it. These star blocks are improv-pieced, so no OCD allowed here. The layout looks kind of random, so different-sized stars are floating across the quilt. It will be great when it’s done. The quilt isn’t too big, so it shouldn’t take too long.
I’m still plugging away on the socks. There is no deadline for this and I’m not a fast knitter, but that makes it a relaxing project.
These fall embroidery projects are not so relaxing. I have a last-minute opportunity to teach a class, but I need samples ASAP, so I’m whipping up some fall designs. This seems like it will be quick enough for most people to get done in a class time, but I’ll have to see how my estimates are with real students.
I think they’re super-cute, so after the class, I’ll probably write it up into a pattern.
Binding got done on the Bright Hexie quilt. I have never done a zig-zag edge on a quilt before, so binding was a bit of a challenge (especially since I tried to do it by machine). It’s not perfect, but my daughter likes it, and that’s the most important thing.
My niece asked very nicely if I could make her a poodle skirt. Since it is her birthday soon, I got a two for one deal and gave it to her as a birthday present. She wants it for the first day of school and Halloween. It turned out really cute, and now my daughter wants one too. I’ll probably write up a tutorial for it.
I’m still weaving away on my blue and white tea towels. I love these, and I hope they are useful as well as beautiful. I need to hurry up and finish these, because I am planning on weaving some scarves as Christmas presents, and on a loom you can’t start the next project before you finish the one you’re on. That’s probably a good thing.
Have a great week!