It was a productive weekend in the sewing room for a change. A little laundry and housework was worked in as well. Drama Teen was allowed to sleep in till 10 AM, which had been her most fervent wish for the weekend. My Guy got in a bike ride in spite of the strong winds. So overall a very relaxing weekend here at Life in Pieces.
So what's up on the design wall? Blocks 8 and 9 of Moose on the Porch's Fat Quarter Stars have been completed and are up on the big design wall.
I'm enjoying playing with the red, white and black palette. Just 3 more blocks and it will be time to figure out how to set this one together.
Progress was also made on UFO #5, the Scrappy Stars quilt.
After mocking this one up in EQ, several of the original patterned backgrounds have been removed and replaced with lighter tone on tone tans and beiges. I may need to pull one or two other lighter neutrals to go with the lightest neutral. It looks a little out of place all by itself and the EQ mock up clearly showed that lighter backgrounds make the quilt look less busy.
The McCall's Quilting Mystery Quilt was started during Friday Night Sew In. Last night I finished up all the blocks from clue #1.
Now I have to wait for the March/April issue of McCall's Quilting to do anymore on this project. And since I'm caught up with the Fat Quarter Stars blocks, that leaves UFO #5 as the only ongoing project for the rest of January that I can make additional progress with.
That's it for my design wall. If you haven't yet, check out the other design walls over at Patchwork Times.