Sitting here at what is pretty close to the middle of summer, it is almost unbelievable hard to fathom how hard it is to be productive. It is partly having someone else constantly needing or wanting something. Partly it is the nice warm weather. I have vacation eyes on right now, as we have a trip to Hershey, PA coming up soon. I have been pushing through the smaller custom quilts, at an albeit slower than usual pace, but they are getting done. I have also been doing some other things. I have a quilt being pieced, a little each week. Thank goodness it isn't complicated piecing! Here's a couple client quilts I finished within the last week or two.
This is only a 20" wall hanging - just my size! It is pretty wool applique. It was wicked fun to quilt. If all my quilts could be this fun...
Here's a peek at a few of the "other" things I have been doing... This is part of my daughter's quilt that she is making. All I have been allowed to do is the rotary cutting and the ironing. These are 8 of her 9 blocks (the center one has a piece of custom fabric designed and being printed by Spoonflower. It has a 3" border, and will finish about 64" square.
Here's a staged layout of my next larger quilt, mostly silk. These are the hand-pieced elongated hexagons that I started last October. I had silk hand-dyed to match the blocks, and I am hand appliqueing the ribbon applique now. I have just about half of it left to stitch. It's on the larger size, a hair over 80", so the quilting will be quite time-consuming. I haven't done one close to this large in nearly 2 yrs.
I have been also busily scribbling out quilting designs for a smaller (40") silk quilt. That one may get started next month, as it will be faster. You'll have to wait to see that though.