Man, I have a bit of the Monday blues. The weekend was just too glorious - we had two bright, sunshiney days, great food, and great company. Now it's Monday and it's raining, I have several loads of laundry, and a sink overflowing with dishes. My sister is gone after a two week visit and I am severely missing her.
But I really shouldn't be too woeful. I got a TON of sewing done over the weekend and I am thrilled with what I was able to accomplish. I also finally took some better pictures of some recently completed quilts - so lots of good posts are scheduled now.
After finishing my HUGE African Dresden quilt top, I rewarded myself by starting a new hand sewing project. The hexagonal flowers I did so many of last year are being put on the back burner for now, so I am starting a small mini quilt for my son (who else?!). It's a really unique idea I have had in my head for almost a year, so I am excited to finally start it.
What do you get when you combine 6 yards of wax-printed Nigerian fabric, 13 half yd cuts of various prints and solids, and 8 yards of white Kona? This gigantic quilt top, of course!
It measures 90 x 108. There are 30 blocks and 50 hearts appliqued onto the quilt. I cannot wait to finish this. The only dilemma is that I have NO IDEA how to quilt it and I have no idea what to back it with. Suggestions would certainly be welcome.
This was definitely Nick's idea to hold this quilt from the roof. It made me a little nervous but it is a fun shot.