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