I don’t think of working on multiple quilts at the same time as having “balls in the air.” Because it is not a pressure situation for me, I’m not juggling them, I’m just enjoying them. No, it is more like having multiple books on a shelf and I can read whichever I please whenever I want. It makes me happy. I have limited space and limited storage, so I naturally max out on quilts-in-progress space and have to finish a quilt to start a new one
Since I’ve started dyeing and discharging fabric I find that having multiple things going makes more and more sense. I’ve got a big dye project that will be ongoing for quite some time (the Kalka Quilt), but I can dye blocks for that quilt a great variety of colors, so when I made some a pea-soup-colored dye bath in order to alter some fabric for the Herds and Birds Quilt, I put in some blocks for the Kalka, too. Thus, things get done, bit by bit.
This week, I pieced a few more blocks for the Herds and Birds Quilt.
I’ve got 12 of these blocks now. I’m aiming for 25.
Herd and Birds is such a tossed salad of awesomeness--I'm mixing my dyed stuff with indie fabrics, with mass-produced prints, and lots of solids, too. It's a lot of fun and each block surprises me.
This week, I also pieced the backs for two quilts and then drove the quilts over to my friendly local long arm quilter to do (I’ll share once they come back!)
In other news, I’m planning for a quilt based on this book cover: