As most bloggers will say, they are considerably busier than their blog posts will suggest. I am no exception. I am down to the 5 week buzzer (as in 5 weeks until school is out and the house is buzzing with 3 kids), and I am rapidly trying to fire through a list a mile long of things I am working on. Some are my projects, while many are not. Either way, if I don't get them done, they may not get finished until late August unless they are handwork. I may have to selectively either sleep less or take 1-2 hours in the evening to quilt to stay caught up. With warm and long days coming, I'm not sure that option sounds appealing though!
First things first...This is my 60" top. It's fairly simple and is my first of such pieced quilts using silk Radiance. The top is lovely in person, having a beautiful sheen. It's far from perfect though, as matching points is harder with this slippery fabric. I have 2 diamonds still to applique...I know, I know. no biggie, they will get done.
A couple weeks ago I started sketching the quilting plans for this quilt onto tracing paper. I design quilting so many different ways -- sometimes I draw on the electronic pen tablet, sometimes I just sketch on copies of the quilt. I was finding it difficult to get a sense of the actual scale of where I was going to be quilting, so this time I just sketched full scale. The difficulty here, though, is obvious. I have to transfer these to the quilt.
I'll show a progress snippet of another of my projects before I show a few client pics. I work on this at dance lessons, and in the evenings. I have made creating hand-made quilt designs a science so that I can still have time for my own things! Everything but the pointy star is stitched by hand. This is just one corner - three more are in the works. To create an added dimension, I am adding features of the silk radiance to this quilt. The berries are in 3 shades of silk, as is the brown bias frame in the following picture.
That's what I have been up to. How about you??!