A retreat for times of ill humour. This term has largely become obsolete, which is strange, given that so many people seem to have a place to go when they are in a bad mood - a place to be alone and think. It's similar in meaning to the Latin-derived sanctum sanctorum, with the added connotation that the individual in question is going to the place to be alone while upset. (From Forthright's Favourite Words)An excellent word of the day, don't you think? It also happens to be perfect to describe my sewing room this past week: I had a few days where I really needed the escape!
Good thing I had a bunch of stuff already cut, eh?
I have *LOTS* of pictures to share, so I'll start with a yummy stack of fabric. That's right, my fabric for the Kaleidoscope Quilt Along arrived this week! It's mostly Fresh Flowers by Deb Strain (SO PRETTY OMG), and the 'solid' I found is a white tone-on-tone that has adorable flowers and vines that go perfectly with the other fabric.
There's still time to join! C'mon, you know you want to...
And follow the cut for many many pictures!
I've now got EIGHT(!) blocks done for the Quilt of Valor I'm making as a Jelly Roll QAL with my MIL. (I've passed her! She's only got 5 blocks done!) It's getting kind of tough, now, as the strips are dwindling, and I'm trying to stay away from the pinks in the line since I don't want the quilt to be too girly. Do you think it's working?
How about some close-ups of the five blocks I finished since my last post? (As always, click for bigger.) The fourth block:
Block five (This is the order I made them in, not the order in the 'official' QAL):
Block eight (which may be my favorite. Maybe.):
I *ALSO* got one more block done on my Layer Cake QAL quilt, and I adore how this block turned out:
I've started sewing rows together for the Spring Wallhanging (I had some time at the car dealership yesterday), and the bigger seams are...interesting, to say the least! I think I'm really going to enjoy the borders, when I don't have to work around all the seams in the blocks and I can just sew. Plus there were a couple other people in the waiting room who were pretty interested in what I was doing, so that was kind of nifty.
Aaaaand I haven't done an official 'stats' check in a while, so let's see:
This week's stats:
New projects: 0 (it doesn't count until I start cutting! *grin*)
Completed projects: 0
In progress: 6
(My husband stopped in to my sewing room the other day, when I showed him my stack of kaleidoscope fabric, and he sort of eyeballed the closet--with my fabric stacks and such--and he went, "You've...got a lot going on there, huh." And I was like, UM. YES? :P
I'll be linking this to WIP Wednesday at Lee's tomorrow--stop back and check everyone's out!