Hi everyone! Does anybody besides me remember when TV announcers would break in to a show in progress with "this is a special report," which was always bad news, and when the report was over they would say something like "we now return to our regularly-scheduled program?" No, just me? Really?
Anyway, that's how I'm finally feeling right about now--back to something approaching normalcy. Almost all of the boxes are unpacked, many rooms are painted, a couple of closets have been painted and converted to more useful configurations (the most thankless jobs in home ownership), and I'm finally having some time to sew or at least play with some fabrics.
As I unpacked boxes, I came across a bunch of projects that I had started more than a year ago, many of which I had forgotten about. Remember these?
String blocks! I think it's time to use these babies, so how about if I combine them with some new fabric I have? Well, I tried it and got these:
I know, that fabric is gray. Yikes! But it looks really good with the strings, even with the dark blue ones, so I'm sticking with it. I feel like there must be something wrong with me or something, because I'm also contemplating a completely different gray for another project. What is happening?
One other thing I've been working on is for the blog hop I'm in with some friends, coming up at the end of this month. I already showed off the fabric and I've started making 4-patches for the project:
I generally dislike 4-patches, but these are fun. That curry yellow is the background color for the whole quilt. Yes, really! There is definitely something going on with me, because I don't know where these color combinations are coming from.
Hope you're having a fun week! I'm hoping to have more "regularly scheduled programming" now that we're a bit more settled. Same Bat-time, same Bat-channel! (That's for the nerdy people like me who were hooked pretty early!)
Sharing at Let's Bee Social, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Finished or not Friday, and soscrappy for RSC16.