I may be a little bit insane, but being in the middle of a GIANT (for me; it's twin-size) quilt makes me want to start in on smaller projects. And I have smaller projects in the works, but I simply couldn't resist signing up for Elizabeth D.'s Sliced Coins Quilt-Along, especially when I saw she's posting instructions for a baby-sized quilt. That's not that big! I can handle that, right? *g*
So today I bought some fabric. I think Heather Mulder Peterson is fast becoming one of my favorite designers:
And I spent last night sewing! So here's the January Friday Night Sew-In results:
(And I just realized I can link this to WIP Wednesday! Yay! Go check them out!)
I was very nearly finished getting all the rows sewn together--I had one seam in five rows to go. Of course, Sonic decided he needed to 'help':
And then I had to press all those seams open, since I hadn't been pressing as I sewed the rows. It was a pressing extravaganza.
I also got three sets of two rows sewn together, so I've got five seams left, and then the center of the top will be finished and ready for borders!
See the one special whirlygig block I snuck in there?
I'm toying with ideas for the back; at the moment I think I'm going to use some leftover charms to make a big star block. What do you think, should I go with Spirit (there are a few Spirit fabrics in the front), or all Tweet-Tweet (and pretty much all I have left are the polka dots)? OR I could do two stars, one of each. (I like that idea less, because it seems too...symmetrical?) Another alternative was to piece the leftover charms together into a single long row, so be added as a 'stripe' to the back. Ideas?