Now that Are We There Yet isn't sucking up all my available time, a few other projects have been perking up to the surface.
This knitting project bag is actually something I finished a couple of weeks ago, but I had to wait to show it until I had given it to the friend for whom it was intended.
(I really really really didn't want to spoil the surprise!) (And yes, it's another of the Retreat bags, like I was making here.)
I'm still puttering along with the 365 Challenge blocks.
I only lack one more of these 6" blocks to be caught up to the end of May. I think these larger blocks are done at the end of June, then it's back to the 3" blocks that seem to go together a bit faster. (Well, they do for me anyway)
And since Are We There Yet is up off the design floor (I've pinned the two halves together, but haven't committed to stitching the seam yet. The sensible part of my brain is still trying to convince me to just stick with the parallel vertical lines of quilting that was my original plan, while the less sensible part (aka The Part that Gets Me in Trouble) is holding out for that ever-so-cool idea to quilt it in a continuous square spiral. ), I grabbed my newest Burgoyne block (#15)
and some 1.5" strips and squares
and laid everything out for a good look.
I still haven't decided whether I'll go with this narrow sashing, or with the 3" sashing with nine-patches for cornerstones. I'll mock up the wider version, too, at some point soon, but considering the fact that these blocks finish at 15" without the sashing, that's a lot of quilt laying there, even in this compressed version. I may have to go out in the yard to find room to lay out the big one...
I'm also got some other sewing projects going on - costume pieces, etc - that aren't yet at an interesting phase. More on that later!
(And for those of you wondering about my adventures post, one of our elderly alpacas had to be put to sleep, and we were donating the body to the local veterinary college to benefit the students, the sweet corn was for the pigs, and my dad's vehicle of choice happens to be a truck with a dump bed. So it was all perfectly logical, for some definitions of logical.)
Linking up with Quilting is more fun than Housework for Oh Scrap! (I'm also hoping to get back on track with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, especially since this month is ORANGE!!!)