2 | Progress on my Wonky Tree Quilt

My Wonky Tree Quilt is progressing quite nicely! I’ve been having fun sharing my progress in real time on Facebook and Instagram with quick cell phone shots. These are sometimes a bit blurry, and the color looks wonky as the lighting changes drastically throughout the day in there, but the pictures are still useful!

After making more:

and more blocks

I decided I needed to trim them up so I could have a better idea of how they looked. I LOVE these little nests of trimmings, someday I’m gonna figure out a way to use them!

Once the were all trimmed I lined them up by color so I could see how many of each color family I had:

Then I started playing with them to figure out what sort of layout I would like. My first try was by size, small at the top, graduating to the larger ones below:

My plan is to piece these with lots of navy around each one, so I put a piece of navy up on the design wall so I could see the blocks with breathing room:

Ah….that’s more like it! As this configuration sat on my design wall for a day, I started thinking that maybe the trees needed to be growing under a starry sky, so I pieced a couple of stars:

And voila:

I love where this is going! I need to make a few more stars, and then start figuring out how I’m actually going to piece all this together!

February Goals Check-in

I’m so excited that I’ve started working on my Wonky Tree Quilt! This quilt has been in my head for literally years! Although I should keep chipping away at working on my website, there’s only so much computer work I can do each week before I go insane! #truth February Goals Sample for March FMQ… Continue Reading

Some Things to Cheer About!

We’ve had some good things happening with the boys lately, and I love to share things like this occasionally! First off, Logan won second place at a speech and debate tournament a couple of weeks ago for his Expository Speech on Thomas Edison. He prefers the photo on the right, I the one on the… Continue Reading

Laundry Room Finally Finished

The last step in finishing up our laundry room re-do was making a couple of baskets to go on the new shelf hubby made for me: I’ve got storage above the washer and dryer, but it’s just a little too high/far back for me to reach comfortably, my washer and dryer are pretty deep. Plus,… Continue Reading

Meetup | February Goals

Well! One HUGE Goal is off my list, hurrah! The website migration and re-design is complete, hooray! Now, it’s not totally done, but now that I’m on the new hosting with an upgraded backend there are more things that I can do myself that I couldn’t before, so there’s more to do. But this is… Continue Reading

2016 | My Year in Review

Moving hosting and redesigning the website has taken the bulk of any time I’ve had for blogging this month, but I thought this post was still worth writing. Although I often think that I’m doing enough art-wise, and often beat myself up about it, this is mostly because I’m comparing myself to people who aren’t… Continue Reading