I'm more than ready for these days of 0 degrees to be over.
Winterwoods: after taking last week off, i stitched a couple more motifs. i'm down to the bottom rows now.
Love and liquor: i've knit most of one sock and then it'll be time to start the second.
Follow Your Arrow: for the first two clues i was good and avoided spoilers. this time i couldn't decide which clue to choose so i peeked and it made me even more indecisive. Finally I went with 3A--partly because my gut told me to choose B and I wanted to get out of my comfort zone, and partly b/c the Ravelry poll shows that A is far less popular and I am nothing if not a contrarian.
6 inch sampler: I only stitched 2 blocks this week. still feeling the fatigue. i'm not thrilled with the lack of precision on the first one. i might end up scrapping it if i can stand to replace it with something else. note to self: use your fons and porter ruler for flying geese. way more accurate.
do. good stitches: I made one more block for Emilee. a little birdhouse in your soul.
leaders/enders postage stamp: the box is filling up! I can't wait to start putting the blocks together.
Herringbone: I never blogged this project and i can't even remember when i started it (maybe 2 years ago?). i tried to do a herringbone quilt (dunno which tutorial i used but there's lots out there) with mostly Denyse Schmidt prints. i only got through 5 blocks before i gave up because I was just not enjoying the process. it got put away in my Trunk of Secrets (where UFOs go to die). I picked up 15 minutes of play, Sunday Morning Quilts, and Scrap Republic from the Kindle Store for scrap inspiration. At least one of the books talked about getting out your old projects and looking at them in a new way. I knew that I was never going to finish the herringbone quilt as originally planned so i quickly sewed 4 of the blocks together and surrounded them with a sea of one of my favorite DS prints from her Sugar Creek line. and yay--instant baby quilt top! now i'm excited to get it quilted and off the UFO list.
and lastly, another new project. It's been a long-time want to do a rainbow gradient quilt from scraps. The Volume quilt from Scrap Republic is perfect. Instead of doing stacked coins, I am piecing together all of my tiny scraps slab style and then cutting strips. I started with purple because I figured the smallest pile would be the easiest to tackle. I've actually mostly run out of teensy pieces and i still need 5 more blocks, so i'll have to get creative with some larger scraps and strings to finish this section. I don't anticipate having the same problem with any other color. I am apparently just really not a purple person.