Having spent a bit more time in my studio recently it needed a bit of a sort out and tidy up - it always amazes me how I seem to be unable to put things back where they belong when I'm working on something. It's never going to be immaculate but it is now a bit more organised I have table space. I also have a very large pile of UFO's - unfinished objects. Quilts at varying stages and a lot of half finished cross stitch and embroidery projects. Whoops! I know realistically I won't be finishing them all before I start something new but I have promised myself that I will make a determined effort to get some of them finished.
The first one up and is probably one of the newer members of the UFO pile is an appliqued quilt that I want to hang in the hallway.
OK, so I admit, I started this project last winter and it was supposed to be finished by the spring. Still, better late than never! It's an adaption of a design from Kim Diehl's book "Simple Seasons - Stunning Quilts and Savory Recipes". It's a beautiful book, a great collection of quilts to make and some fabulous recipes, what could be crunchier?!
The "spring" quilt I started last winter was my first attempt at using yo-yo's. I loved them (although not enough to add the 40 or so smaller ones that Kim's quilt has between the larger ones!). I couldn't get them to close quite enough, maybe my fabric was a bit thick, but they were quite quick to create and give the quilt more depth. The pattern is designed as a table runner, to be viewed on all sides, but I wanted mine to hang on the wall so I tweaked the design a bit more.
All I need to do now is add the hanging loops and put it on the wall in the hallway.