I have been spending some time working on some WIP's from the past few months as well as another new project! I had a finish in the last week and I will blog about that on Friday.
The biggest thing I have been working on is my Jamestown Landing quilt I started in May. All I have left to do before assembling it is the string blocks. I have the rest done. Well, except the border blocks. I have about 50 string blocks left to do. I have gotten a bit more brave with my neutrals. Bonnie considers anything that has a light background a neutral. At first I was using just fabrics that read as beige, tan, white, etc. I needed more strings so I went through my scraps and had to stretch a little. This is one of the blocks I ended up with.
My husband hates it but I love it. I know it isn't as adventurous as Bonnie would be but for me the x-mas fabric and the music fabric was quite a stretch for me.
The second project I have been working on is one that I am super excited about! Its Postcard Cuties for Winter by Bunny Hill. I preordered the kit back in the spring and I got it towards the end of August. I started it that very day. I have quite a bit done on it for having not blogged about it yet but we are still catching up from moving and the kids starting new schools.
I have all the background blocks done and I am slowly working on the hand work. It has wool snowmen that I am blanket stitching on and then some embroidery.
This block is just missing a few embroidery details. Like a face! :) I love everything about this quilt and its pattern. The fabric line, Snowman Gatherings by Primitive Designs is amazing. The kit I got from Bunny Hill was amazing. It came with some yardage, a jelly roll, and a charm pack. I have about half the jelly roll left after using it for the blocks. And a bunch of the charm squares. If you noticed I have used some of the strips in my Jamestown Landing quilt! They match my colors for that quilt exactly! Plus I have a bit of a snowman obsession so it wouldn't be right for me to do a scrap quilt without at least one snowman in it. My goal is to get this done by Christmas. It will be my tv watching project.
This week I am linking up to Freshly Pieced.
Only 90 days left til Christmas! You are doing a great job! Great progress photos!ReplyDelete
squeeeeee!! christmas! I heart. :)ReplyDelete
Love your string blocks. I just finished an all red string quilt. I find the blocks very addictive.ReplyDelete