Yes, I know I actually posted progress for WiP Wednesday, but then something happened. I made more progress! I think someone slipped me some Red Bull or some high powered Mountain Dew! I found some major motivation and went crazy sewing. I think part of it was that I had to look through my posts to find one on a bag I made. I wanted to post it over on Travel Handmade at the Sewing Summit. Well, after looking all over for it, I realized something. I post repeatedly on the same projects until they're done. That's fine but after scanning through several posts, I wanted to see something new. Plus, I saw this quilt along using this pattern and thought it would be ideal for my Japanese/Austrian baby quilt.
For those of you who don't know, I needed to make a baby quilt for a friend. Because I know that he is Japanese/American and his wife's family is from Austria, I decided to make a heritage quilt using Japanese fairy tale fabrics I won from Leila and a charm pack of Moda Hideaway (because it has elements of an Austrian village, old clocks, etc.). I combined those with some Bella Lime and came up with this.
I also played around with my WASTE NOT activity. This is from my Diamond Chains quilt along.
I figured out that, with the flying geese and corner set squares version, you end up with a lot of small triangles left over. So I decided to do something with them.
I waited until they were all done to determine a uniform size. Then I played around with patterns.
100 quilts for Kids. Either way I've got to get on the ball.
A little view of some of my work for August.
1. Block 9, Double Star, 2. Block 6, Embroidery 101, 3. Diamond chains, 1st three blocks, 4. Innocent Crush on pinwheels!, 5. Japan Meets Austria, 6. Red & White Hexie, center design
Linking up at Lily's quilts!