Old & New Projects

With the transition to civilian life and the hunt for jobs; we are not what you would call “settled” yet.  I’ve had houses on the brain lately since I’ve wanted my very own for a long time.  I guess we’re not there yet but I can make my own in the form of a house quilt!  This quilt will use up more of my scraps and I plan to use big yellow strips in between the blocks (since I have so much yellow for some reason).  I’m going to call it “The House that Scraps Built” and it will be scrappy & colorful.  I still have a few more houses to “build” before I can put it all together.

scrappy houses

I also continue to plod along with the hand quilting of my Farmer’s Wife quilt.  I am happy to announce that I have finished quilting the blocks, sashing and triangles in the middle of the quilt and have moved on to the border.

border quilting

After a year, my motivation for this project is waning.  I couldn’t figure out how I wanted to quilt this.  Basically, I just went down to my local quilt shop and grabbed the first stencil that looked like it would fit and then started.  I may have to add a little here and there to make it fit.  I would love to have this finished soon… like, maybe next Tuesday, but I’m worried that might cause blindness.  I need to give myself a deadline.  Probably before summer and it gets too hot!  Stay tuned…

Since my Farmer’s Wife quilt is not exactly a portable project, I’ve finally jumped into the hexagon craze.  Mainly for a project to take along with me.

the start of something big?

Maybe in about 20  years, this will turn into a quilt?

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