My quilting adventures continue.
I am really in a groove now and producing the quilt blocks I need very quickly.
I really love the colors too.
I've been working on some quilt blocks for the wall and an actual quilt. The ones for the wall are mostly done. There is just one that is giving me fits. I think it is because one of the fabrics is a different weight than the rest and its stretching when I sew it. That block is going to have to be redone again (I've already done it twice), but I think this time I am going to starch the pieces and attach them to freezer paper to help keep them in place. This last one is going to have to wait though. I am on a strict deadline to get the quilt top done. It has to be complete by next Tuesday because my boyfriend's mom is going to do the actual quilting for me to save time. But the pieces have to be ready to go with him next Tuesday.
What's next after this? Back to the other quilt piece that I had started planning out back in August. I've done some thinking, even though I haven't been working, and I think that I am going to change it from a wall hanging to a sculptural piece. The basic shape will be a house, and I am toying with the idea of adding embroidery, but I haven't quite decided yet. The mock up for the house is complete, now I just have to decide how large the quilt squares are going to be. I am also thinking about changing the colors from black, white, and gray to indigo and white, although I haven't made up my mind about that yet or not either.
All of those decisions can be made later, because I don't think I will get to it before Christmas break, which is less than a month away. I am incredibly excited about that, and I think I can make it through the rest of the semester without completely losing my mind. I've been so stressed lately. I just have a lot that needs to be done and what feels like no time to get it done in.
In addition to being able to work on my own things, I'm also looking forward to being able to do some work around the house. I have several projects that are in need of my attention and I'm aching to get to them. I've been struggling to make my apartment to feel like some place I want to be, but I've finally figured out what I want and I just need the time to get it done.