I’ve got several things in work right now, but only a few poorly lit photos to show at the moment!
First up is my mini quilt for the Modern Quilt Guild swap. I’ve made a lot more progress since I took this photo, but don’t want to show more of it until it’s been gifted to my swap partner in February! I finished the top last night, so I’ll now be on to basting and quilting. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out, but also nervous — I hope my swap partner likes it!! (The block pattern is Everglade by Carolyn Friedlander.)
I also jumped into the Rainbow Triangles Block of the Month and knocked out all my blocks for January over the course of a couple nights. I’m pretty excited about this one — it’s a mystery quilt, which I’ve never done, so we don’t find out exactly what it’s going to look like until the end! Most people seem to be using the recommended palette of Kona solids but I’ve decided to work from my stash as much as possible. There are 50 (!) colors in the quilt, but we only need a fat eighth of each, so between the solids I’ve already got and my healthy collection of other fabrics, I should have plenty to work with. The 50 colors are divided into 25 pairs, and I’m planning to use one solid and one print per pair. I won’t have the exact same shades, but it should be close enough. For these blocks, the solids are all Kona except for the peach/pink which is Cloud 9 (I think). The prints are all Alison Glass. I like where it’s headed so far!
Beyond my own sewing, I’ve been doing some more design work — some for my client from last fall and some for a new designer. I’ve also picked up a freelance tech editing gig for a company I’ve worked with before. I’m really enjoying all these opportunities, and it’s a great way to use my design skills to help other quilters!
And oh! In what is perhaps the most exciting news of all, I learned a few days ago that there’s a Clear Lake chapter of the Modern Quilt Guild being formed!! I’ve been a member of the Houston chapter for a few years and have participated in a couple workshops, but have yet to attend a meeting since they hold them way over on the west side of town on Saturday afternoons. It’s just too far away for me to make it work — and I do physically live in Houston. The city is just THAT BIG. Also, saying it’s “too far” is ironic, considering I used to drive all over the greater metropolitan area on a near-weekly basis to go to various running races and triathlons…but that was pre-kids. C’est la vie and all that.
Anyway, a Clear Lake chapter that meets a few miles away and is full of people who actually live near me? Yay yay yay yay! They have a meeting on the 11th and I am SO going to be there. And p.s. If you are local and want to hook up with this new group as well, let me know!