The last thing I need to do is start another project, yet I just can't help myself. Even though I should be working on two baby quilts for my sisters friends who are having twin boys....very soon I might add, I decided to start two other quilts...genius! Anyway, I have at least, gathered the fabric to use for the two baby quilts as you can see below. Now I just need to get cutting.
As for the others I just had to start, the first is a Round and Round quilt by Thimble Blossom. Camille Roskelley started a Round and Round quilt along on Instagram and I got sucked in! I love her quilts and fabric so much, I couldn't resist an excuse to make one. I decided to use a Flats charm pack and Essex linen in Flax as the background fabric. I really like it. I think I am however only going to make five instead of the seven blocks that the pattern calls for and then just use more background fabric....we will see what happens.
The next new quilt is for the Penny Patch quilt along at Stitched in Color. I loved Rachael's versions, her color combinations are so great, and I wanted to step out of my comfort zone and try my hand at it. I am not sold on my choices yet. I am hoping that once it is all finished I will like it a little better. I used only fabric in my stash and it made me realize how few low volume fabrics I had, since the throw size quilt called for 10 different prints. Like I said this is a bit of an experiment, however I decided to use one of my coveted fabrics that was SUPER hard for my to cut! It was my Heather Ross mermaid print. I have had it forever and was saving it for something special, and I decided to just go for it with this quilt. I hope I am not disappointed in the end...
I am a bit behind though in the quilt along, as I am not even done with my cutting yet (as you can see below) and I think I am supposed to have 40 or more blocks done or something. Anyway, some people are already done and theirs look great. Rachael just opened the linky party up the other day, you should check them out!
Lastly, I am trying to decide on how to quilt my sister's tree skirt I made her...uhh, a while ago! I really need to get my sewing machine serviced, but I just can't part with it right now. Too much to do! Anyway, below I have a photo of the tree skirt basted and ready to be quilted, but how? Any suggestions would be welcome. The piecing sort of creates a star shape that I was thinking of highlighting with the quilting...but I don't know...
Well, I better get back to sewing, wish me luck!
This post has been linked up with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced and with the Penny Patch quilt along at Stitched in Color.