I returned to regular stitching and blogging less than a month ago and I've found so many new techniques, ideas and ways of stitching that I may have enough ideas to keep me occupied for decades! My stitching buddy was over yesterday for a day of stitching, and as she was there for moral support I thought I'd sort out some of my stash fabrics. Depending on what I'm doing, I'm either an embroiderer who quilts, or, a quilter who embroiders, so my stash contains lots of fabrics that aren't suited to making quilts that will be functional.
After my sorting out and a lot of cutting, today has been devoted to lots of chain piecing and more cutting, so I've been able to work on 4 projects over the day. As far as I'm concerned strip piecing is a very effective way of working, although there has to be a lot of cutting done ahead of time to set this up.
While I was tidying yesterday, this little pile of silks, and other fabrics came together almost by accident, and today I started some strip piecing to make some strippy blocks. I'm working these so I can square them up to 6.5 inches. This will be an embroiderer's quilt, so not one that will be functional, and its been inspired by a quick flick through one of the many embroidery books on my shelves that I haven't really used. It'll probably be subjected to some embroidery rather than quilting to finish it.
My millwheel quilt is taking shape quite nicely, I'm stitching the HST squares into strips and will soon be ready to stitch the strips into blocks. I'm making 9 blocks which will give me a top approximately 54 inches square. I haven't made any decisions about whether I need a border or not, I want to get the top pieced before I decide.
Finally, my last photo of the day is progress on my Honeycomb pillow designed by Janelle at Echinops and Asters. The front needs outer borders, then I can move onto the back of the pillow.
Linking to Lily's Quilts and a Small Blog Meet.