Welcome to another edition of Works in Progress. I've titled this one the "orange" edition due to the large amount of orange I used this week. Orange isn't my favorite of colors, but it is my oldest son's current favorite, so I'm guessing I'll be working with it on a more intimate basis if this orange trend continues.
First, the work in progress.
I started working on this mini-quilt before we made our move to the west coast. Since we only took a small amount of stuff with us, I was looking for art for the walls that wouldn't break on the car ride and wouldn't take up much space. I didn't get this one done before we left, but I should have the binding finished this week. I think it will look fierce in Banzo's room.
I struggled with picking a binding material, but I finally decided on this solid orange from my stash. I really like the look of it.
Now, to the finishes!
I finished my tote bags (more orange!) and I like the way they turned out. The French seams were surprisingly easy, though I had to read the instructions about eight times to make sure that I had read them correctly and that they weren't crazy! I may not be a sewing pro, but wrong sides together first? That sounds like crazy talk to me! But they look really nice. I understood the tutorial I used, but a pal recommended this tutorial, and I thought it was easier to understand.
I also finished my June BOM. The diamonds didn't do much for me initially, but I like the fabric combinations, and I think it will make a nice addition to my BOM quilt. Halfway done! I can't believe it!
I'm linking up with Freshly Pieced's WIP. If you haven't already, check out that page. I love Wednesdays!