This past week I started back at school with professional development. I’ve definitely been missing my 24/7 quilting time. On the bright side, I always seem to get more done when on a schedule.
I’ve been working on my BOMs lately as well as some FMQ.
Twist the Night Away BOM:
Twist the Night Away by Karen Schindler Bialik
Can’t wait to see how this one turns out around December. The colors are much better in person; I blame the eclipse lighting today. 🙂
Second Saturday Sampler 16-17:
This is my first ever on-point quilt, and it’s giving me fits. It’s currently sitting in the closet until I’m ready to deal with it again. This will involve picking out the seams in order to starch and recut each and every setting triangle. 😦
Second Saturday Sampler 17-18:
Well, having finished up Saturday Sampler from last year a couple of weeks ago, this year’s started last week at the quilt shop. So, another project started. Oh well, life’s too short not to start quilts when you want to.
The quilt will be based on the book Trending Triangles by Brenda Henning of Bear Paw Productions. Here’s my fabrics I picked out:
While the blocks and sewing are easy, you really have to THINK for these blocks to get them to lay flat. Careful placement and pressing are key! I think this project is going to greatly improve my natural instincts about pressing direction as well as my skill at pressing seams open.
Here are my first three blocks:
No pictures of the FMQ progress yet, but I’m working on Constellation by Deb Tucker. I’m about halfway through the FMQ and hoping to finish it by mid-September at the latest.
Well, I’m off for more quilting and hopefully, *fingers crossed*, my August Sew Sampler box in my mailbox!