linking up to lee and freshly pieced wip wednesday
i thought about practicing my stippling on the second doll quilt, but it wasn't sandwiched or basted and i didn't feel like going to the trouble to do all that. so even though i really need to get moving on quilting all my partially finished quilts, i decided to be a bit naughty. i started something new. it was an unlooked for surprise that i was going to have some sewing time, so i chose to have fun rather than do what i felt obligated to do.
i was itching to start hst's for my diamond quilt and i did. i grabbed the charm packs of spring house and my solid and got to work. i only made up the pink squares from the first pack - just enough to get a taste of it.my new pressing board as a mini design wall to play with how it's going to look. there are a couple of ways this can work, the above being an example of one pattern. i'm undecided on how it will end up. and of course the colors will be a lot more mixed once the other squares are in. but i'm delighted with how it's starting out. looking at this sample, i'm imagining a quilt made out of a few large diamonds like this. that's be fun and pretty simple. goodness, my mind works way faster than my fingers!
the pressing board worked okay for a quick, temporary design wall. but it's not nearly big enough and it really doesn't hold the fabric up too long. that's another to do i've got - design wall! one i can put away when needed since it will be in the dining room.
|this photo is just plain embarrassing. why did i put it up here?
i also squared off the doll quilt so i can bind it now.
4 projects worked on in one evening! we need to have more summer pool parties like this. fun, fun.