I have client quilts coming out my ears to be quilting on. I even have a lovely Blue Collection loaded and started. It is hard to retreat to the basement, though, and leave 3 kids to their own business upstairs. I am about 2/3 of the way through the outlining of about a million appliques, and then onto the fills. I will likely be working this weekend. Shucks <
So, I pulled out these blocks. I have 14 of 25 made. Today, I cut out 4 more of the central orange/peach blocks. I still have another 4 to cut out, but can soon start on the ones that are prepped. Lately, I have been busy in the evening stitching bindings on gifts, finishing the beading on a show quilt and it's sleeve. Until I get the next quilt ready for handwork, I can go back to these. They take about 4-5 hours to make to this point, and then when all are finished, I will decide what to put on the corner squares. (and the elephant in the room...add the silk to each and every one of them). It's gonna be a good long while before this is ready to convert into a quilt. I have papers cut and ready to do a 40" or so silk quilt before this is done...If kids are home tomorrow, I will get the silk soaked to bleed off any excess dye. Getting ready - I got 4 FQ of hand dyed silks in Houston, and I will use these in combination with some other silks that I have leftover from another quilt. These aren't completely representative colors, but they give you an OK idea. I am trying to avoid some of the issues I had working with silk the first time like thick seams that were hard to match appropriately. As much as possible, I am just avoiding joints that need to match.