With my Giant Star quilt top finished, but my Singer still in the shop, I’ve moved on to another quilt top. This makes 4 quilt WIPs on the go now. And I want to finish them all by summer’s end. Or at least get most of them quilted, since I won’t have as much quilting time once school starts up again.
This new top is the rectangle squared pattern I blogged about earlier this month. It is way easier to make than it looks! The hardest part is remembering to cut the strips the right size. I still have 9 blocks left to sew together, waiting to become rows 7 and 8 of the quilt.
I’m using my Little Apples far eighth bundle. It’s perfect for this pattern. I didn’t use all the cuts from it yet, but I may add more depending on the size I get once I’m done the inital blocks. It’s looking like it’ll be 8×8. The original is 5×7, so 8×8 seems a good size for me. I want a bed quilt, but I don’t need it to hang over the sides of my double bed a lot, as I sleep all curled up in a nest of blankets.
This pattern reminds me of comic books. It actually makes me want to make a comic book page quilt, with comic inspired prints and lots of block styles. But for now I’ll settle for the story I made up about the little girl.
The girl in the red coat travels through time and space, befriending others wherever she goes. She visits the same forest filled with little apples over the years, and sometimes she is alone, but other times she’s with friends. She carries the little apples with her to remember her friends from every time period, and keeps the gifts of clothes they give her. She’s a tiny time lord…
I have also just started the short rows on my Color Affection! I am so excited. Every red stripe drives me into a frenzy.
While I was tagging this pictures on flickr I noticed something… the colours match! Red, white, aqua? I think it’s quickly becoming my favourite combo…
Edited to add: Oops, I almost forgot! Linking up with Wip Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced!