Have you noticed that I haven't done much quilting lately? I've worked on a couple swap quilts and have done the bare minimum on my block of the month commitments, but other than that I have stayed away from my sewing machine. My back has been bad and I haven't been able to quilt much so I lay in my back chair and knit. So the knitting has taken center stage but it looks like that might change thanks to some anti-inflammatory meds and regularly going for walks. I have been feeling a little better and I am able to do more.
Alexis sent me a beautiful charm pack with the cute doll swap quilt and I wanted to do something with it right away. There is somethings so freeing about whipping up a little project when you know you should be working on those long time WIPs or UFOs. It has been just what I needed to get the quilting juices flowing.
I sliced the whole charm pack up into 1 1/2" strips. I got three strips per charm square.
Threw them in a bag for some random piecing.
Then I just drew a strip from the bag at random and then started sewing them into this pretty braid...
Ok, it might not have happened exactly like that...it started out that way but when I kept pulling out strips that didn't work, I started looking into the bag for a strip that did work...until I just dumped the whole thing out for better choosing opportunity. I suck at random.
I bought a pretty fairy frost pink to go with it. I just laid the braid on the pink so you can get an idea of what it will look like. I am thinking it will be a table runner when I finish it. I will be back soon with (hopefully) a finished table runner and (definitely) a finished pair of socks!