Monday, August 1, 2011

PIcking up steam again?!

Just an intro because I'm linking up to this:
Small Blog Meet

I'm Ella! I just rediscovered quilting this summer on my vacation from teaching (which shall be over very very soon...already restocking my room). I've been going at it hardcore. Joined a few bees and swaps. Having a blast thus far...mostly. It's hot in Atlanta. I'm enjoying staying in the A/C, sewing with a best friend, wallowing in fabrics...and occasionally self doubt about my design choices (especially for swaps).

Am I picking up steam again?
I'm not sure, but I finished Row 5 on the Rockin Robin quilt along. I won't lie. I like looking at hexagons, but I am not a huge fan of basting.
Rockin Robin, hexagon rows

I even got excited and finished the top.
completed top
I really really like it.
I'm thinking probably a solid back. I don't have much left of my gaudy fabrics. I'm not even sure I have enough to make scrappy bias tape....which I would love. It's a bummer that my machine only straight line quilts. Hrm. Must ponder.

I also started my 3x6 blocks. I have 3 done and the forth sitting in my sewing area, waiting to be assembled. But right now, I'm going to snag some dinner.