I'm making some things for hope chests for my 3 grandkids. I finished (with hand quilting) a Double Wedding Ring as a wedding gift for my oldest granddaughter, Isabelle, who is only 9. She has a brother, Jacob, who is 5. For his wedding quilt I've been making a Jack's Chain. Last weekend I made a couple of "rows". but don't have them added on yet to the rest of the quilt. I'm not really loving all those Y seams, but I am loving the quilt so far. Those 9 patches are 3 inches finished to give you an idea of the size.
Kayla, my other granddaughter who is also 9, will get a Pickle Dish quilt. She has loved PINK since she has been old enough to say the word so I've been saving up pink, yellow, orange, coral fabrics for the arches. I originally thought I would use this teal fabric for the background but this quilt is made differently from the Double Wedding Ring in that the background is not one piece - the quilt, following Kaffe Fassett pattern in Quilt Romance, is made in blocks instead. So, those big butterflies would get cut up. And, to tell the truth...I don't think I like the teal as a background anyway.
I found this in my stash that I think I will use instead. I think there is enough of it. I'll have to make all of the arches and try them out on the fabric later. Besides, I'm not sure what I'm going to use as the center fabric joining the arches. I'm taking it just one step at a time. I never really plan anything too far ahead.
Since these are both works in process and because it is Wednesday,
I'm linking up to WOW = WIPs on Wednesday at Esther's Blog.
And, as another WOW...boy, she does some beautiful applique work.