Here's my current WIP:
Tuesday afternoon, 3:30 pm
Tuesday evening, 11 pm
Wednesday afternoon, 2:30 pm
Now I just need to finesse the layout and sew them together before Sunday, as this is my March Lovely Year of Finishes project. Under the wire, as usual. But bring it on, March 31...I'm going to finish in time!
What is it, you ask?
(Besides a really cool pattern--Urban Lattice--which can be found for free here)
It's a couch snuggling wedding gift for some of our closest friends. The palette was a challenge--going partly on a hunch and then asking the male half of the couple--I knew that they are more into a warm color scheme, whereas I'm a blue/green girl. I bought a few quarter yards of reds, browns and blacks to supplement my stash and really like the look despite those pieced squares not being "my" colors.
How did these blocks come together so quickly? Three reasons.
1. A deadline is a real motivator.
2. Big blocks with only 4 seams each.
3. And the real reason: my Mom has been in town visiting and served as "sous chef" as she often does. Meaning my butt didn't leave my sewing chair. She cut and pressed and handed me blocks-in-progress while I just pressed the pedal to the metal, stitching my little heart out.
Thanks Mom! Next time we'll do a quilt for you instead of me!