I don't know when the last time was that I posted a Work in Progress Wednesday post, but blogging has become less of a priority since Instagram became popular. I know a lot of my friends have the same feelings about it as I do. Comments are down on blog posts but Instagram likes are up, so I guess we are all more of the instant gratification generation, no matter how old we are.
Here's what I have been working on. It seems the projects I have chosen lately are more of the long term projects than quick, except for one, this quick quilt top.
I put out a request on Instagram the other day for suggestions for an easy and fast to sew laptop sized quilt. @Kelbysews suggested this layer cake pattern and it definitely was easy and fast. I had the squares sewn together in a few hours and pieced the top together the next afternoon. The fabric was from a kit I bought when I first started quilting a few years ago. It's not really my style anymore, but the recipient of this quilt will really like it. Once it is quilted I am hoping I will like it better too.
A project I started at the beginning of the year is my DS Clamshell quilt. This one is a humongous beast but oh so pretty. With 21 of the 27 rows of clamshells already sewn the end is near. I love sewing this quilt and I think there are more clamshell quilts in my future. It will be king sized when it is completed.
I wanted to try downsizing a block from the Vintage Quilt Revival book and it was definitely a success. You wouldn't imagine by looking at this 6" block, but it took me 4 hours to complete. Between figuring out the math and many sewing and ripping out and re-sewing of seams, it turned out just as I imagined it. Although I don't think I will be making many more of this size. I do love the color palette. Don't you? I love this block but will stick with the larger size as explained in the book.
And finally, I might have one sock syndrome. I completed this sock after working on it a very long time. I've learned a lot with this sock. I don't like making lace pattern socks, where every row is different and I rather prefer the two socks at a time method, because when you're done...you're done! I will make the other sock because I decided these are for my mom, but the next pair will be two at a time, for sure.
Linking up with Lee for the first time in many months.
I have a few other projects in various stages of completion. Some are secret, some are gifts and some will be revealed in a future blog hop series. So please come back and check this space in a few days.