After all the excitement of getting my Farmer's Wife Quilt top completed, I settled down to work on Jack's Chain. This is my UFO project for April, and I will declare victory if I can piece half of the required blocks. Tentatively I am planning a twin-size quilt. It goes together in rows of 8 hexagonal blocks, like the top and bottom rows you see here, and then connecting rows that are basically strips of hexagons alternating with 9-patches. The piecing isn't too bad; even though there are set-in seams I think I have the basic hang of putting them together without too many puckers. I can do a couple of blocks a day; I need to make 2 more of the main rows and finish 2 connecting rows to meet my goal for the month. Every once in a while I do some straightforward piecing of the 9-patch units.
I stayed up way too late last night sorting and playing with fabric. That's what quilting is all about, right?
This week's work:
Farmer's Wife Quilt - finished the top! I'm thinking about backing now, maybe one of my vintage sheets.
March UFO knitting bag - no progress, shame on me (ditto from last week)
April UFO Jack's Chain quilt - about 1/2 done with my goal for the month
I staged an intervention in my 17-year-old's room while he is off looking at colleges. There are 16 ties hanging on his tie rack now (there were 4 before, all the rest were on the floor). I organized his dresser and closet. Haven't touched the bookshelves yet but they desperately need it, and the whole place needs a good vacuuming and dusting. I mended some of his clothes and took photos for a tutorial of my jeans-darning method to share sometime soon.