Saturday, August 3, 2013

I'm baaaack!

And guess what I'm working on?  Yup, the Octagonal Orb quilt.  Still.  It's the only thing I'm working on right now and I was actually getting a bit tired of the monotony of it, but in the last few days I've gotten back in the groove and I've sewn more this week than I did the whole month of July.  So, progress.....half of the blocks now look like this:


Trimmed, assembled into rows, and 2.5" (2" finished) sashing added.  Some of the blocks look like this:


....and this:


Two blocks still look like this:


And much to my chagrin after searching and searching my piles, sure that I had already assembled pieces like the one above for all 12 blocks, I realized that I am two blocks short.  That might explain the set of 2.5" cut strips that I still have and thought were extras.  haha  So not quite as far along as I thought, but definitely getting there.

More progress soon, and maybe one day I'll have something to show other than this quilt.  I did pick up a Comma jelly roll when we were on holidays and my gears are turning already, thinking of things to do with it.


I'm looking forward to catching back up with everyone now that we're home.

16 comments:

mle said...

Welcome back!

Patchwork and Play said...

Welcome home! Enjoy your time at the machine- it's not a race!

Patti said...

It does seem to be one of those summers where sewing gets put on the back burner! It's nice to see you back at it and your Octagonal Orb is looking delicious! Wonder what we will see come out of the Comma jellyroll! :-)

Carla said...

Your quilt will be so worth it when it's done! It's truly amazing

Debbie said...

love how the orb is coming along!

DeborahGun said...

Nice to have you back? The orb is looking great!

Maria said...

Welcome back. It's looking beautiful. Such a pretty choice of fabrics.

Poppyprint said...

Welcome home! your orbs are looking beautiful, but I'm sorry to hear your 'extra' strips are actually required ones. Bummer!

snips said...

Don't you hate when you think you get extras only to realize that you're actually short? At least you didn't use them for something else!
Can't wait to see the orbs getting finished up and excited to see what you do with Comma!

Kate said...

It's looking beautiful!! Great work. And that comma line, they have some yardage at my LQS and I just love how fun it is.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

They look wonderful! You're openly pressed seams look so pretty too (that's such a geeky quilty thing to say!!) xxx

Kirsten said...

Really love those Orb blocks!

Jess @ The Elven Garden said...

Welcome back! Glad I'm not the only one who has taken a blog break ;o) Absolutely gorgeous blocks Heather, well worth the effort!

Erica said...

Welcome back! I was thinking about you the other day and wondering where you had disappeared to :)

Jennifer said...

you're not short on fabric are you? I can raid my scraps if you need! I love this and cant wait to see it in all it glory!!

Kelsey said...

Preeeetty! And just think, you're more than half way there now, hurray! Welcome back. I hope you had a lovely vacation