Work on Love Entwined continues. The compass is stitched down to the background fabric and the next step is to prepare and appliqué some pie wedges. I've got loads of charm squares that I've collected over the years so I plan on using many of them in this quilt which means it will be scrappy. These are the fabrics I selected for the wedges.
I gave them a good press and prepared them to be appliquéd. Roxanne Glue Baste-it was used to fix them in place. While the quilt will be scrappy I'll have to start thinking about how to provide at least some control the scrappiness whether with a particular fabric or a particular colour scheme. Right now it reads "warm" so my plan is to use lots of reds, pinks and roses and to use many of the circles that I used in the compass. I think that this plan will do the trick but the plan could change!
We took Mom for a little outing to a few shops one of which was the local thrift shop. Lucky me....I found two Japan mugs and I just love them. I like a big mug for my brew so I think that these might be better as Tiny World Make-Do Pincushions! The basket weave pattern around the bottom of the mugs is charming.
So I have a question for you. Are you a "one at a time" quilter or "the more the merrier" quilter? If you follow my blog you can probably guess which camp I'm in....the more the merrier! I know some people like to work on one project at a time and don't start another until the finish. And that is fine! I prefer to read one book at a time. But when it comes to needle arts I like to have lots of projects on the go and I have several good reasons to support this point of view:
- I find that I learn and get inspired by the project I am working on and what I learn is transferrable to other in-progress projects;
- If I get stuck and don't know what to do on a particular quilt I can set it aside and while I work on another project the solution generally comes to me (it's a little bit of being too close to the trees to be able to see the forest);
- I find that there are certain projects that are better worked on in daylight so I need something that I can work on in the evenings;
- I like variety and
- It gives me an excuse to buy more fabric!
Until I post again, happy sewing!