I'm back from a long hiatus in which we had a lovely visit from the MN folks, followed by Passover, and now back from all that excitement.
I'm assembling the latest string quilt, this one done in autumnal colors.
It's slowly coming along. I did assemble a couple of blocks with all the company, but it was much more fun chatting and doing field trips with them.
And then, because I need a new project like a hole in the head, I have forced myself to make another exploding block quilt. I made one of these as an I Spy quilt for little Benjamin (who is now 4 and not so little and never stops talking). I'm using 2 different layer cakes plus some odd and end charm squares, and I'm using Civil War-ish colors, not my usual at all. I generally eschew reproduction prints; I like bright and lively, but last year I fell in love with some fabric lines and bought a few layer cakes (all on sale, of course). I'm thinking this might be a perfect winter quilt. At any rate, I'm enjoying stepping out of my usual fabric choices.