I have made tons of progress this week on different projects, and now I want to move onto something new!
First, to recap, I finally pieced a back for my Hunky Dory 9-patch quilt. No picture right now, but hopefully soon once I get it basted and get to work on quilting. It's the first time I've done a pieced back and it was so fun!
I also finished the back for this purple 9-patch baby quilt I've been working on. I think I've mentioned this quilt here before but haven't shown any pictures.
Now I've got to get to quilting on that one too!
The only backing I have yet to get ready is for my Bliss quilt. I have some flannel for the backing and I honestly only need to cut the length of the yardage in two and then sew them together to make the backing, but I haven't done it yet. Maybe later today I can get to that.
But in the meantime I've decided to start another quilt! I think I'm putting off all the basting and quilting for the others, to be honest, those parts are my least favorite of the whole process!
For this quilt, I decided to work with my Dream On charm packs that I've had in my stash for a while. I've seen a few quilts on Flickr that paired up Dream On with Kona Ash, and I loved how it looked. I'm not really into sashings in non-neutral colors (like pinks or yellows) for some reason, so the only other option I was considering for this line was white. But I feel like these fabrics would fade into the white background too much, and you'd lose some of the definition of the prints. So Ash it is!
Given that I have charm packs, I thought it would be fun and easy to just do a ton of half-square triangles, and then see what kind of pattern I can come up with. Maybe a diamond radiating out from the center of the quilt? I don't know yet, we'll see what they look like once I get them all made.
Right now I'm in the midst of marking all my squares. Once that's done, I'm going to settle in for some serious chain-piecing! I'm hoping to maybe get them all done today. Is that possible? We'll see!