Friday, February 5, 2016

Galaxy Quilt Top



Today, the gas company had to come and remove the meter from our basement to the outside of the house. It was kind of annoying to have to ask to take off of work so last minute (they informed me it needed to be done yesterday). On the bright side, I got some much needed sewing time. I cut out a new quilt and  was able to take this picture of the finished Galaxy Quilt Top. As I was cutting out all of the strips for my new quilt, I kept seeing the sun shining on the shed out back and decided it was a perfect opportunity to snap a photo of this work in progress. This is probably the most extensive piecing I have done so far and it will probably sit on my shelf for a few more months before I decide just how I want to quilt it. That's the thing about extensive projects, you get these sudden bursts of energy to reach a certain point and decide that all of your creative love towards it will have to be replenished on a later date. I started cutting out this quilt in Summer of 2014, piecing it in Dec 2014/Jan2015 and then picked it back up again this past December to finish piecing. That's alright, though. I am not one of those people that have a lot of WIP's just sitting around. I don't think I ever have more than two quilts in the works and I might normally have like one other unrelated side project (I am currently knitting a shawl for Fall).

Speaking of the new quilt that I have started...I have Maureen Cracknell's Quilting Quickly As You Go class and I am making her Herringbone lap quilt. I am using Lizzie House's new collection, The Lovely Hunt. I have decided to kind of put it in rainbow order (ROY G BIV) starting from one corner, radiating outward to the diagonal corner. Playing with color is probably my favorite aspect when it comes to quilting or really any other craft. This is the first time I am going all rainbow-y. I am excited to see the results :)

The pattern is suppose to be fast and relaxing. I just have to buy a few more supplies tomorrow before I get back to it. Stay posted for updates on that quilt!