Two weeks ago I basted my Batik Granny Squares. Since then I’ve hand quilted about 1/3rd of it, the middle section. It’s a little hard to see with the tree shadows. It was a cold day and we didn’t want to go walking around the yard with the three quilts to photograph.
I’ve also finished the quilt top for my Blue & White Irish Chain. I have a backing ready to go as well, I just need to draw the quilting pattern on the empty squares before I baste it together.
Our quilt group makes over-sized Morning Star blocks and then puts them together as comfort quilts. I brought the stack of squares home and put together this quilt top last weekend. Someone else in the group will quilt it, and then we’ll donate it to someone in our town who is going through a challenging time.
Since I finished my longstanding work in progress of my eleven year quilt, I felt the freedom to start two more long term projects. The first is making hand-pieced hexagons. I started with greens scraps and have been basting and sewing them together. I plan to make 12″ blocks in each color of the rainbow. I’m using quilt patis and liking how well the edges are coming together compared to freezer paper.
I also began a cathedral window quilt. I bought enough white to make a twin-sized, but we’ll see how far I get. So far I have one block together, and I’m chain piecing the basting part while I work on other projects.
In Progress: 4, Granny Squares, Irish Chain, Hexagons,Cathedral Windows
Finished: 1 (comfort quilt top)
Linking up to Work in Progress Wednesday.