This was supposed to be part of my #workinprogresswednesday post and for some reason I keep feeling like it’s Wednesday today…so let’s just go along with it shall we?
I recently moved on to a new project after unashamedly abandoning my previous project due to the fear of basting at least for now 😦 . In the previous post about my new project which I have decided to name “Nautical” …thanks Tierney 🙂 I shared my fabric choices, my chosen pattern and progress as at the time of the post. Today I’m just going to post a quick update of what I’ve done so far.
I have to say I am really enjoying the process of making this quilt and as the post title suggests, I am literally playing along with the elements of the design informed mainly by the fabric choices and other inspirations along the way. I seem to also be doing new things, combining paper piecing with traditional piecing and even threw a mitered border into the mix…yayyy me. I had tried a Mitered border before on a smaller quilt and I remember goofing my way through but I could’t find my note if ever made one. A trip to Google (my best friend) yielded the instructions I needed and in the end I settled for this one from Craftsy (It’s here if you need it). After sewing and ripping off stitches a couple of times which felt like a thousand times, I achieved a result that was good enough so all is well that ends well 🙂 And here in all it’s dimness (Sorry people) is my progress:
I had left over HRTs (Half Rectangle Triangle) from piecing the main design that I chose to play around with and include in one of the rounds of borders . Now I have to design a block from the image on the right…it looks like it will work well for my Cloud 9 Blog Hop…coming up shortly!
And this is what it looks like with the Mitered border attached.
And here is what I am planning to do (for now) with my left overs in the border. What do you think about this plan…yay or nay?
The next time I post about this it should be completed fingers crossed and I promise to take better pictures. In the mean time please let me know what you think about my progress so far…thank you!
It’s #workinprogresswednesday for the purpose of this post but it is officially #tgif so Thank God It’s Friday, thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend ahead!