Minnesota

I haven’t done much sewing since I started this blog because I’ve been working a lot on a big project for work.  I find I can only really work on one creative project at a time. I finally finished the project, a radio documentary, yesterday and today I celebrated by sewing another block for my summer sampler quilt!

quilt block 2

This block is called Minnesota, it’s one of the four blocks I’m making doubles of.  I got it to match up a little more neatly this time than on the first block.  I really like the pink and yellow polka-dots combination!

When I lay out my blocks, I can see that I need to work on getting more contrast in my colour choices. I thought about harmony when picking fabrics, but I haven’t figured out contrast yet! Since this is my first quilt, I’m not too worried about that, my main concerns before starting were that I would finish the quilt and not let it languish (jury’s still out on that one, of course) and the accuracy of the blocks. I wanted to focus on that, and I’m quite pleased with my accuracy. The blocks have some small inaccuracies here and there, of course, but I know that on the overall quilt, an 1/8″ will be barely noticeable, so I’m not worrying myself about it.

On the whole I’m really happy with how this quilt is turning out!

quilt block

And I can’t wait to do more sewing this weekend! I can finally finish my pyjamas, start my flannel shorts, make another block or two… ahhh it’s going to be great.

PS My documentary will air this sunday at 2pm on Swedish public radio. It’s about a really amazing jazz composer. Here’s the link: http://sverigesradio.se/sida/avsnitt/621046?programid=4112

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