May Progress, First
Heidi at Red Letter Quilts issued a challenge at the beginning of the year to limit oneself to just
One Monthly Goal (OMG) and then report at the end of the month.
Because I was falling behind -- granted, it's a self-imposed deadline -- I decreed that May would be a catch-up month. My goals were:
- Finish Smith Mountain Morning (top) - still needs borders, I messed up and need to re-do
- Finish Summer Heat (top) - DONE
- Continue sewing room reorganization - making headway, still a work-in-progress
- Complete modern mini swap quilt, including the quilting - DONE!
On to JuneI feel caught up enough that I can comfortably set a new goal for June. The social calendar is relatively empty and it will be too hot and humid to do much outside. I generally look for a UFO that includes the Rainbow Scrap Challenge color of the month which for June is Caribbean blues with a pop of lime green.
I think this fits the criteria, minus the lime green, don't you?
More than 8 years ago I accepted a guild challenge that focused on color theory. I was assigned something like split complimentary ...
|Orange triangle denotes Split Complimentary|
... except, as I remember, it was complicated by the addition of analogous colors on both sides. The focus fabric pictured above has both red-violet and blue-violet and two takes on blue-green/green-blue. Orange is the accent opposite those colors.
I was also assigned a block -- I don't remember the name, I just remember that I modified the color placement to arrive at this variation.
The block finishes at 16" on an 8x8 grid. I had always wanted to do an intertwined setting and was pleased enough with the result that I considered making an entire quilt with the block.
Problems arose when I sewed for a whole day on a different machine without checking the seam allowance! Perturbed (putting it mildly) I set the project aside.
In the intervening years I apparently found time to resurrect the project because I now have 8 full blocks finished and 14 of the centers done.
|Project box contents|
|Needs a name ...|
Hop over to Red Letter Quilts to see what goals other quilters have set.
I have enough pieces/parts to make a total of 12 blocks. I will use parts from those extra center blocks to extend the secondary pattern in a few places. I'm out of the background fabric so will need to get creative. Stay tuned!
Linking with Angela at soscrappy.