I am currently working on a lot of different “secret sewing” projects, which is both exciting and frustrating. I definitely look forward to being able to share details about these projects when I can (stay tuned for more about some on Friday), but it’s frustrating because I have less that I can share and talk about in the mean time.
Last week I received fabric supplied by Northcott that I will be using to make a sample version of my upcoming quilt along design. The fabrics (from left to right) are Toscana White Wash 9030-10, Dublin Gray 9040-42, Dublin Clearwater 9040-61, Dublin Bahama Breeze 9040-63, and Dublin Peacock 9040-68. I will talk more about the design of the upcoming quilt along later, but I based it on feedback and input I received from my Patrons. One thing that I can tell you is that the name of the design is Bokeh.
I have a few projects that I need to wrap up before I can cut into the Northcott fabric. You might remember that I am also currently working with Pat Sloan’s newest fabric line, Morrison Park. The quilt top is pieced, and in preparation for quilting it, I made a quick quilt sandwich so I could do some free motion quilting practice. My goal with the loose stipple and loop quilting is to evoke the flight path of pollinators (bees, butterflies, etc.). Now that I feel more comfortable after the practice, I’m ready to make some major quilting progress this week.
I also think I can make another bonus quilt using the Morrison Park scraps from the first quilt, and I’d love to get the first quilt finished so I can start exploring options and possibly piece the second quilt next weekend. It’s good to have a long work-in-progress list, right? It will certainly keep me from being bored!