On Sunday I started the Project Quilting challenge for this week, which is "UFOs and Orphan Blocks" so that is what I have put all my quilting effort into this week. If you remember I already had 2 blocks sewn so I decided to make more to put into a quilt. So far, the only quilts I have finished have been sampler quilts...barring the fish table topper. And this one will be no different.
I already had a flying geese block and a equilateral triangle block so I decided to make 4 more blocks, that should make it about the correct size for a lap blanket.
Oh! abd I have a name for it -- "Hearts and Holsteins"
I made a paper-pieced block from this pattern here It turned out lovely! It reminds me of a Chinese checker board or feng shui symbol.
I am trying a new something new, A Stellar Block. I need to tweak the measurements so that it will fit.
Also for this quilt I will need to do some sort of applique, which I am panicking about.
*cue panic attack*
I will have space in the middle of the stellar blocks that will be blank, maybe I can do something there? Also, since applique is not my strong suit, do I really want to try 4 appliques? Another thought I had is that I might be able to cut a heart out of one of the fabrics and applique it to blank 12.5" square? But then I will have more blocks than I need--HA!
I have set the time frame for this quilt as:
- Needs to be done by Sunday
- So I wont procrastinate, I want to have it totally finished Saturday when I go to bed.
- I want to have it sandwiched on Friday so on Saturday all I will need to do is quilting and binding
- So, by Friday morning, I will have the final layout in my head
Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesdays