As you can see I have made progress on my floral pastel quilt. I do rather like the way it's coming out. And when I finish it I'm pretty sure I'll have pastel/blendy out of my system. :-) Unfortunately I didn't use even half of each piece of my fabric so there is lots and lots leftover. I had planned to buy one of the co-ordinating wide fabrics for my backing but I'm thinking I'll just piece a back with my leftovers. Then anything left after that can get stripped down for future scrap quilts. And as you can see I haven't forgotten my log cabins. Using them as leaders/enders I finished sewing the rest of my red square/light square combos together so noticeable progress is being made on that project also.
Once these are finished my next project up is a UFO. If you'll go visit Karen at Passionate Quilter and check out her current post you'll see what my next project will look like. I was in that swap with Karen and believe it or not had already pulled mine out this past weekend so I could finish it up next. Then after that is another UFO also a group project started long ago with another online group. So I've been doing pretty good about mixing new projects that use up stash and old projects that reduce my UFO pile.
Now wouldn't you think that warm fuzzy feeling I've been getting from using up stash and finishing some UFOs would make me want to continue pulling from stash or UFO piles for awhile? NO, not me! I've been led astray. I swear it's not my fault. I lay the blame totally on Karen, Susan, and Samantha. Yep I do!
Let me back up and explain myself a little better. I've seen Kaffe Fasset fabrics around for several years and did not care for them at all. I mean they just totally left me flat. I thought they were pretty much the ugliest fabrics I'd ever seen in my life. Then Karen posted the results of a challenge she and a friend did seeing how many projects they could get from a set of FQs. Kaffe Fasset FQs. And I LOVED how they looked in her quilts. So I've found myself looking at them more and more over the past few months. Then a few weeks ago Susan posted a picture of a shop sample she had made using a new pattern by Terri Atkinson called "All About Me". And it just screamed at me how perfect it would be made of those Kaffe fabrics. Then if that wasn't enough a few days ago Samantha just had to post pictures of some of those luscious fabrics that she'd just gotten in the mail. Then to just put the last nail in the coffin, when I commented on her blog that I'd been really drawn to those fabrics lately she was soooooo kind as to send me this link to Wish Upon a Quilt where they currently have a nice little selection of Kaffe Fasset prints ON SALE! Now I'm not known to have just a whole lot of will power especially when I really want something. So of course I had to order 1/2 yard cuts of 20 different fabrics! And I'll be visiting my LQS tomorrow to see if they have that pattern in stock. If not I guess I'll have to call Susan and see if I can order that from her shop.
So that's what you'll be seeing from me for the next little bit. My "Tea in the Garden", Log Cabin, The "Byte by Byte" (like Karen's), "Pity Party" (story on that name in a later post) and then my Kaffe Fasset which I'll probably call "Not My Fault!". Oh and I almost forgot! It's been several years since I did any hand-quilting and Finn and Tonya have me itching to try my hand at baptist fans. So this Yellow Brick Road will be going to work with me tomorrow to be basted and this will be my project to carry to my Wed. night bee and to work on while I'm lazing in my chair. Looks like I'm gonna have a pretty full summer of stitching. :-)