Tuesday, December 30, 2014

...And another one down!

Hello, everyone.

The Red Quilt is finished!

From miscellaneous squares in need of a home in September
to UFO with strong diagonal elements and sashing (the dark blue strips) to separate the squares
to completed baby/lap quilt at the end of the year.  (Which I am unwilling to wait for the final wash to complete before posting this, so y'all can refer back to the last time the Red Quilt was discussed to view the navy blue satin blanket-binding borders, instead of seeing a new picture here. There are no changes from the last picture except the final hand sewing.)

This means the decks are cleared for the Peanut Quilt: which I already have the fabrics for. I'm thinking something in the tesselated crosses line, maybe with an accent square in the center of each cross--a pieced fish square?--and with the colors being: soft greens, yellows, some oranges and golds, some purples. The fish squares, being pieced from two fabrics, will either mirror one another across the quilt--allowing me to use the "solid" prints economically--or be a mix of "solid" print and white. I haven't decided yet.

It's also possible that a pieced boat or two will materialize inside one of the tesselated crosses.

The one thing I do know for sure is that it must be completed by the middle of February!

I wish for everyone a happy and prosperous new year.