With my Project Quilting 14.5 Not a Square quilt finished and Night Garden out to be longarm quilted, I started another project this weekend: the first bonus quilt using the large scraps created piecing Night Garden. Because I made the queen size version of Night Garden, I will be making two bonus quilts:
Space Arcade (above), which is a bonus quilt that can be made from either size Night Garden quilt you piece, …
and Congruence (above), which can only be created from scraps from the queen size version of Night Garden.
Cutting the background fabric didn’t take long, and the scraps from Night Garden only needed simple trimming. I find that listening to podcasts while I pin, chain piece, press, and trim to be a really lovely way to spend time in my studio right now. I’m particularly enjoying the Ten Percent Happier Podcast. As a side benefit of listening to that podcast, and due to a conversation via Instagram DM with a fellow quilter, I have renewed my daily meditation practice as well.
I was able to get about half of the piecing complete this weekend, so I’m hopeful that I’ll have the quilt top finished this week. Once that is done, I’ll start pondering my quilting plan.
And you might notice that this is an especially appropriate project to break in and start using my new Oliso iron that arrived on Friday because it matches so well. I keep a spray bottle of water nearby instead of using water / steam directly from my irons. My last Oliso lasted for 7 years, and hopefully I’ll have as many years if not more with this turquoise one!
What are you working on this week?