Hello! This week is flying by...I can't believe it's already Wednesday. I'm here today with a works in progress post and a few thoughts about...quilting! So...I searched quite a bit before coming up with what I thought was the best fabric in my sewing room to use for sashing for my mini trees.
I auditioned several different fabrics and finally fell in love with this American Jane pindot. I really wanted to use polka dots in the sashing, but a lot of the
ones I had seemed to be a little bit "too much." The American Jane pindot added the polka dot feel in a more subtle way. Next, I auditioned a few different red prints for the posts before settling on this Farmhouse print that really seemed to make a difference!
I noticed while setting my blocks together that I hadn't centered one of my trees while trimming. I wasn't going to do the block over--I figured it adds to the charm of my quilt, right?!
I'm sort of lost as to what to use for the border. I might have to try out a few different options over the next few days...
It sure has been fun to work on this over the past few days. I heard on the news today that Thanksgiving is less than 100 days away...and you know what that means (I won't say it)!
So what works in progress do you have right now? Do you have more than one project going on a time? I've been thinking about this a little bit this summer as I've been trying to whittle down my works in progress and get them moved over to the finished pile. But really, I've discovered that I believe a few different works in progress are a good thing. I like to have more than one project to work on at a time. And I think having a few different options keeps things more interesting! Maybe this is why block of the month programs are so much fun for quilters...they mix the familiar with the fun of something new. What are your thoughts on this topic?
Thanks so much for stopping by!