It's really squishy outside after our rainy weekend. The river running through town is up, but not out. So we should be able to get to work no problem. I'm glad we didn't get all that moisture as snow, but I know lots of places did. Hope everyone will be able to dig out today.
I didn't spend as much of my weekend in the sewing room as usual. The Scientist in Training was home and so there were other things to do. Though we did hang out together for a bit while I was working on the borders for Grassy Creek and she was trying to finish her latest embroidery project. She didn't get finished with her project, but I did get the borders on Grassy Creek after she headed back to school.
Grassy Creek, the 2020 Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt
It was dark and close to bed time when I finished that last stitch, so I wasn't able to get a photo of the whole project. This corner shot shows the gray/yellow/gray finishing steps. It will probably be the weekend before I have the time and the light to get a good shot of the whole quilt. I will make a start on getting the backing cut and stitched sometime this week.
With Grassy Creek almost ready to go out for quilting, I can start thinking about what project to add to the active list. The project that fits best with my focus on finishing projects is Cabins and Fans.
|Cabins and Fans, self designed|
This project was my 2017 Rainbow Scrap Challenge project. All the blocks are done and I have the setting designed in EQ. The quilt is destined to be one of two college graduation quilts I'm making for next year.
The other more seductive option is to start something completely new.
This is the other graduation quilt that needs to be finished by May 2022. The pattern is from Flying Parrot Quilts (designs by Sylvia Shaefer). I hadn't really planned to pull any fabrics but once I got the pattern out to look at how much there was to do, I just couldn't resist playing around with what was in the stash. I probably won't use all the scrappy bits I've pulled, but there is plenty to play with. I've planned for four starts this year and this project is one of them. After working on Grassy Creek, Morewood Mystery and Unity for the last three months, I really want to play with something new.
I want to get Grassy Creek sent out for quilting before I rotate in either project to the active list. So it will probably be April before that happens. Morewood Mystery will likely be a finished quilt top by the end of April, so no matter which one I rotate in now, the second will follow within a month or so.