I have been vigorously working on the this cross-quilt for the last couple of weeks. I began it before the holidays, but with other projects in the works and all the traveling, it seems that I am just now really getting into it. This week I have actually completed the top of the quilt. I am pretty excited to be done with that part, because it is always nice to see a vision from your brain come out in reality. This pretty much has turned out exactly like I wanted; a study in color and places. All of the fabrics have to do with maps, or terrain sketches, with the exception of a few floral patterns, for an organic element. I want to make something interesting for the back of this quilt so it may take a couple more weeks to finish in its entirety, but I am finished with the major piecing! The above picture shows it almost complete, there were still a few rows missing when I photographed it. I am toying with the idea of hand quilting this one... or very precise machine quilting... the jury is still out.
The above block was the start to a monthly quilt project. I started this back in January however, I do not seem to have kept up with it. The plan was to make a different quilt block every single month, and with each one to depict a different method of quilting. Some would be paper-pieced, some random quilting...etc. As much as I love the idea of a block a month, it is just not my kind of thing.... I work fast and usually finish one project before another is begun, sometimes I will have an embroidery and a quilt in the works but I like to stay focused for the most efficient finish. I think this little block will become a pillow. I still love the way it turned out.