I’ve not wanted to sew or paint or cut paper or much of anything this year, in light of recent events. However, I sat myself down and looked at my Quilty Project 2015 list, even though I knew it might depress me when I counted how many open projects I have to list already for 2016.
Over the past few weeks, I have attempted to finish a few WIPs and make room for new projects. I got sidetracked with a design decision on one and waiting for backing fabric for another. However, three’s a charm!
Worked in ferocious bursts of productivity, my Happiness Rocks quilt is finished and ready for the biennial show next weekend. Yay!
What fun! My quilt, Labor of Love, made it to the American Quilt Society show in GR!
Although it won no ribbons, the category was listed as Bed Quilts – Quilter’s Choice. I’m happy to note that it garnered plenty of accolades from many viewers for the hand-quilting and use of Prairie Points. And everyone loves hearts!
Yup, I’m way beyond part 2!
Another quilting retreat and finally, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Everything is relatively square border-wise, though on corner is still a little wonky ~ Ah well!
On to the next burning decision: to “prairie point or not?” After a little research, I find a tip for continuous prairie points and augment it with pairs of points to create a scrappy look befitting my design. They are remarkably easy to assemble (though I hit a snag sizing them), and I zip up the points and painstakingly press throughout Friday night. It’s maddeningly tedious work, but every time I set a strand of triangles to a border, my excitement bolsters my resolve to continue throughout the following day. After the dinner break on Saturday, I finally ‘pillow-top’ the border.