Today will mostly be about quilting, as my unblogged odyssey is nearing its end, but I will sneak in a bit of denim too. However, rather than sharing more of the same I am going to share the newest project.
But first, I always say I am a 'one quilt at a time' sort of person; or at least one quilt being pieced, one being quilted. I just did a quick count and I currently have 5 projects on the go, three more that I have promised to start and another 3 quilts waiting patiently to be quilted. How did that happen? Total lack of self-control maybe? Fuzzy-headedness due to age? Inability to count?
I'm not letting it stop me though. As I mentioned on Friday I have just decided to join Audrey's 365 Days circle-based project and have been playing around deciding on my starting points. There are so many options: what to use as the background squares, what to use for the circles...brights, neutrals, patterns, plains...infinite variations.
I looked at my limited stash of neutrals, the brown-y shades - nowhere near enough, given that I'm using two of these already...
the greys...more feasible maybe...
I have a lot of these old Oakshott stripes..
Looking at these now I am wavering - those greys might work...but as I have worked on the Eclipse denim piece I have been thinking a lot about circles, and already had some ideas I wanted to take forward, so I choose to think that this project coming up is serendipity and I am going to have a go at working with denim again. If it works this will combine at least 3 strands of thought I have going on (more on that another time) so I have cut some squares (square-ish) and will get started.
Here goes today's set, should be stitched by close of play.
By the way, there was some fantastic stuff on the AHIQ link-up again this month. People are doing great work but I am also finding the discussions stimulating and exciting - my head is jumping with ideas, so thanks to everyone who is joining in, either by posting or commenting. You can check out Ann's wrap-up post here.