I have good news and bad news. Where to start....
First off, here is my humble sewing corner at this very moment. Looking at this rather uninviting snapshot, I can see 4 projects currently in process. And, that's not cool. I like to have two - one biggish, one little. Ideally, something with handwork and something at the machine. 4 is sending me spinning in circles. What should I work on today?
This is bad news for me, but it doesn't necessarily translate into bad news for you, except that the biggest, most interesting project (which is grabbing a lion's share of my time) is top secret. As in, I can't blog about it at all. Whaaaaaat? I know. It's like I'm cheating on you! But, please, please, believe me - my heart is in the right place!
And here's the good news - it's because Stitch Magazine chose one of my designs for the fall 2011 issue (available July). I am so very excited! And, well, maybe just a tad worried since it's a twin sized quilt that I should finish by the end of the month and I still haven't received all of my supplies...
I just found out this happy news last Saturday. Since then I've felt rather out of the moment when I sit down with you. What to say when you can't say what you really want to say? So, full disclosure - I'm hiding something from you. And, in between these too many things I am making progress on my Sixth Time's the Charm crib quilt.
Here are my triangles all nicely pieced. At this point I wondered if I should trim the quilt at all or leave it as a hexagon. Cause that would be cool, right? Don't say "yes", because I didn't leave it a hexagon. I trimmed it into a rectangle which was much. too. small. Because, I totally made a mistake when I calculated the triangle template. So that's embarrassing. But, I can fix it with a snazzy border. It'll make the quilt more brown/green anyways, which I'm telling myself is a good thing. Tomorrow I'll show you the finished quilt top. Pinky promise.
Eeegads - I'm sewing with a fabric that I haven't even introduced to you (the border)! It's that out of control, friends. Proper introductions will be forthcoming.