It's a weekend of celebration in my house hold this weekend. I've always said if I could get my daughter to the age of 18 and graduated from high school...I would have accomplished something. And finally my friends, I have done just that. Even through all the insaneness of school events and the big day itself, I managed to sneak in a bit of sewing time.
The end of the month is quickly approaching and my May Island Batik project isn't finished. I'm calling it the Lusty Month of May Quilt and I am itching for a finish. Quilting started this week and it has been all about the lines. Lines are modern, right?
This quilt is made up of lots and lots of negative space. A quilters dream and nightmare all in one. I decided to tackle the space by breaking it up into strips of different widths to be filled with various fillers.
I am tackling the largest section first with 1/4" lines that go in different directions. I admit I questioned my sanity once I started quilting. I marked the quilt with different registration lines to get myself started.
The quilting (with rulers) went much quicker than I anticipated...which is a good thing.
Horrible picture but it still makes me oh so happy. Now I just need to figure out what to fill the other, much smaller, spaces with.
Another challenge that was tackled last week, was by Lisa at Sunlight in Winter Quilts and her guild's UFO challenge. Lisa decided to tackle a clamshell project she had been avoiding working on for some time now.
The best news? It stitched up much quicker than what she thought it would! I think that deserves a celebration too! Make sure you hop over and check out her gorgeous quilt top. Do not clam up on this one, show your love!
Now it's your turn. Let's see what you've been up to this week. Link up and tell us about it below.