I’m always super excited to cut into fabric to start a new project, and that’s what I got to do over the weekend. It didn’t hurt that we had some yucky rainy weather which gave me the perfect excuse to spend time in my sewing room. (Yay for rain!)
The pattern I’m using is called Twirl by Amber Johnson and is from her Vintage Vibe – Traditional Quilts, Fresh Fabrics book. I love the patterns in this book.
This is a commissioned quilt, so the fabrics were chosen by my client. They are very rich looking and many of them have a metallic sheen to them which gives them a lot of visual interest. They are just so pretty!
The pattern uses two different blocks. Both have pinwheels in them, but they are made using different techniques. I haven’t used one of the techniques before, so it’s been fun for me to make those blocks. So far, this blue block is my favorite.
The blocks are also set on point, another technique that is new to me. I am having fun with this quilt and hope to make a lot of progress on it this week.
I have managed to keep *most* of the points in these blocks, so that really makes me happy. I hate making a block with points and then losing them when I put everything together.
I will be adding a couple of columns to increase the size to a King, so it will be a large quilt. After it’s together, we will have to decide on a quilting design. I’ve been pulling together some ideas for when it is ready to be quilted.
I have a ton of projects to do, but this one will be my priority for the first half of the week. I’m really hoping to have more progress to share with you on Wednesday!
Oh – Remember when I showed you the quilting I was doing on the purple cross stitch quilt for a new client? I got both of the quilts finished and delivered and I’m happy to report both ladies were very happy with their finished quilts. I was soooo nervous and worried about them liking my work, I didn’t even take pictures of the finished quilts. But, both ladies gave me another top to quilt so I have two more to do and I will definitely get pictures of those for you!
This new project, and two happy customers, is my crush for this Main Crush Monday. How about you? I would love to see what projects you are working on and what has you excited to be in your sewing space this week. You can link up below – here’s how: