So I'm in a state of flux as I can't decide what I want to start next. Not that I should be starting something new, I should liberate a project from its plastic
Meanwhile, back in my basement
I pinned this 3 different times since first I thought I'll do the square and do 4 repeats, then I thought I'll do something with 8 repeats as it turned out I had more fabric than I thought, and then I thought I'll do the hexagon which is 6 repeats. Can you tell there was a lot of thinking but decision making was sorely lacking. So I stopped after the third go round and whacked it and these are some of the blocks I'm seeing.
I think (there's that word again) this would make a great one block wonder with the hexagons melding into one another. But this will require real thinking and decision making and time spent on the design wall to ponder possibilities. And I'm not up to that much work. Soooooo.... this came in the mail on Monday.
Willie's Quaker Band Sampler from Monasterium Designs. I've looked at this one for over a year and just about 2 weeks ago I ordered it and I LOVE it! I'm using 32 count cream linen and it will measure about 30" in length and be about 6" in width.
There are 4 pages to the design and I'm about 2/3 of the way done with the first page. It is stitching up quickly. Now I did change all the flosses. I was surprised that the ones called for are very pale. I redid the palette in deeper shades. You need 2 shades of several colors, mine are gold, olive, taupe, rose, blue-green and marigold. I'm stitching most of the alphabet in a deep gold - DMC 781 - and I'm doing the C and the N - my boys initials in DMC 731. I've gotten a lot of stitching done the last 2 days as the weather has been perfect for sitting on my screen porch. And I find that when I can't make decisions about other projects, cross stitch is my go to activity since most of the decisions have already been made for me. I like that cross stitching gives my mind time to wander (although that may not be a good thing).
So in the end I still don't know exactly what quilt project I'll work on next. Stay tuned... film at 11... or whenever.
If you are starting your holiday weekend tomorrow, be safe and have lots of fun!