The last week has been 1) blocks for my mom’s quilt and 2) blocks for the Long Time Gone sew-along.
I’ve got 8 blocks done for my mom’s quilt out of a planned 12…but after laying them out on the floor a couple days ago, I decided that the quilt is going to be too small. Instead of 3×4, it really should be 4×5 so suddenly I’ve got 12 more blocks to make instead of just 4. It’ll be worth it in the end!
I mentioned last week that the Trip Around the World block was a doozy, but I loved my final result! Even the back looks cool, don’t you think? I was so energized by finishing it that I dove right into the next block on the list — Plus a Star — and finished that in a single night.
I’m still on track and sewing about a week ahead of the sew-along pace, so earlier this week I started working on the set of churn dash blocks. Um…y’all. These are SMALL. I have to make 21 and I’ve got 7 done so far. I’ve never really been a fan of the churn dash before. This experience is actually making me like them more…but not at this small of a scale! Tiny pieces are so fiddly.
And of course, there’s my latest Barn Quilt Block of the Month! These colors make me smile every time I see them. If you like it too, you can get the pattern here. Yay!