Finally Getting Somewhere

Last August I bought Alison Glass's Handcrafted 2 fabric line and decided to make a double wedding ring with it, see earlier post.  I got right to cutting my pieces and then I set the project aside but I've recently been motivated to finish it.  A couple things prodded me along, positive feedback on Instagram after posting my WIP for #igquiltfest and I finished Peaks + Horizons so quickly.

I had to layout my dwr pieces before I could start to sew.  Since my design wall wouldn't fit more than 4 x 5 of the centers I have more layout work to do, the final quilt will be 5 x 6 centers.

After several sewing sessions, today I finished the first layout.  I haven't joined the columns together because I need to add another center to the bottom of each but it's definitely getting there.

I like the feel of this quilt so far.  It kind of reminds me of graffiti.  I'm really happy that I'm finishing this project, finally.  I've already been investigating ways to quilt this and am setting the goal of one center a day, we'll see.  Another good reason to finish this quilt is Alison Glass's Handcrafted Patchwork fabric line just came out and I purchased a 1/2 yard bundle so it's time to wrap this up.

On a different note, I did finish a quilt top and just wasn't happy with it, completely reminiscent of Moving Links.  I can't put my finger on it but I just don't like this quilt top.  I'll set it aside for now, maybe if I return with fresh eyes it'll look better to me.

Finally, along with Alison Glass's new Handcrafted line I'm really excited about Latifah Saafir new fabric line with Me+You (a division of Hoffman Fabrics, I believe).  I was so inspired by Latifah Saafir's Neon and Neutral clam shell quilt I'm sure her fabric deign will be great!  I've also been impressed with what I've seen from Me+You.

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