We are housesitting, which is wonderful. It's nice to have space (and electricity). I made my bias tape the first day we had electricity. (the iron requires it, since I don't have a "williamsburg" model) I like how it turned out, I cut it wonky, so the pattern runs in 2 directions. I don't think I have enough of one direction, so I will probably use each with its parallel.... but maybe I'll pair it to make 2 corners. What do you think? I am not to worried about it... you live you learn. I did put a white boarder on the front and back pannels, I thought it looked better sitting on the white than trying to match it with all the colors.
I am thrilled with how the back patchwork turned out. I am almost sad it's the back, since I am planning on hanging this on my future "doll quilt wall" in my crafting studio. Doesn't studio sound so much more hardcore :) ? I used the same 25 colors from the front, I really tried to use scraps, think I did well. Plus, I made 2 more kartwheels from my new heather bailey that I love and some totally great firework fabric I got in Vegas out of the cheap fat quarters. I ADORE fireworks, and wasn't sure how I was going to use it. I am sure it will pop up again but I like how it turned out. (I added white around the edge, post-photo)
I realized I hadn't shown the front together.
Finally I found this tute, from Crazy Mom Quilts about making a message board and made my log cabin squares to make one for my bedroom. I totally made them up as I went and love that I didn't screw it up :) I almost just want to use it for a 8x10 black and white or something. A pink and orange one could be really cool with my wedding pic. What a fun wedding present.... Sorry thinking outloud :) Anyways I don't have the board and linen, so it's probably on hold for now.
I am really trying not to spend any money and just use what I have... so I don't think I am going to finish my quilt because I don't want to spend money on batting... we'll see how long I can hold out. I wish money didn't stress me out. Hope you are having a wonderful first week of fall!