But in the mean time...
I've started my "manly quilt" from Cara's Urban Lattice Quilt Along.
For Christmas, my darling husband
I haven't figured out most of it, but I did manage to mock this one up, to make sure my idea of multiple neutrals...
...would look good somewhere other than in my own head.
And it did.
I've got much of my cutting, and eight of the forty-eight blocks done.
This thing is massive! (You can see my thread spools down in the corner)
Much to my friend E's chagrin, I don't have any scrapbook paper in my house (my mother-in-law meets all my scrapbooking needs)... and I really can't stand tearing the paper off when I'm done (really -- I can't stand it).
I do though have a large 12 1/2" square ruler. So with a few tape marks on it, and careful sewing, I think it's going to turn out fine without any paper piecing (*phew*). The other change I made was to add a small inner border around the inner colored scraps. Jay likes it that way -- and I figure since this is "his" manly quilt, I'd better give him at least a little say.
I'm linking this to Lee's WIP Wednesday!
I just discovered most of the people linking to Lee's linky party are including stats. *gulp* Here I go... (in no particular order).
To be quilted:
1. Nicey Jane Fat Quarterly quilt along
2. Blissful surprise
3. Breakfast at Tiffany's Rob Peter to pay Paul (already basted)
4. Christmas quilt top
5. Rouenneries couch quilt
In various stages of piecing:
6. French General Schnibbles (just needs borders)
7. My Chubby Stars (this is the next to be pieced!)
8. Pure Surprise (oh yea -- this one too). ;)
You don't even want to know all the rest -- these are the ones at the top of my list.
You can see it was a good decision to sit out of swaps for a bit. ;)
(one more angle)