...as of late!
This is one block from my modifed "Crazy Eights" from Bits & Pieces. I have no idea who the designers are, but these are some of my favorite fabrics. It was difficult to cut them up! This is definitely a "keeper quilt" for V --- I couldn't bear to part with it. I started this one sometime early last year so it's been sitting around for a long time. I finished up the last 8 blocks last night and started playing around with arrangements on my "design wall" (aka, the white fleece blanket on our bed):
I'm pretty sure this is the final layout. I'm going to be adding a mottled tan/cream sashing because the "Crazy Eights" are a bit too crazy for me. I really like the fabrics and think they deserve to stand on their own!
In other realms...more progress on the Memory quilt. The 80's frump still isn't growing on me, but I can definitely tolerate it. This is the beginnings of my Lone Star. I used Fons & Porter's method from their book, "Quick Quilts from the Heart."
It has me piecing strips together and then cutting out diamond points from the resulting "fabric". I had to shrink my template quite a bit -- they wanted a 19.5" center!
And my final mischief for the day: This sad looking pile of half-square triangles from an ill-fated wedding quilt...
...is slowly becoming a palatable mix of fun hourglasses! There are tutorials all over the web for quick and easy hour glasses. I used my brain and figured it out, thank you very much!