I continue to work on my Double Wedding Ring quilt project, though progress is S-L-O-W! This past weekend, I figured I had enough "clamshells" (name for the blocks) finished to try sewing them into rows, just to see how it works. Fortunately, it worked out just fine. Although I am following "orders" and not pressing, which is killing me, and explains why the quilt looks like such a mess in the photos.
I am reconsiderning the finished size. My original idea was to make a quilt for our queen size bed, thinking it would be 36 blocks (6 x 6). But after getting some blocks sewn together, I can see it will require 49 blocks (7 x 7), yielding a quilt about 90" square. Now I'm thinking about a throw instead, 25 blocks (5 x 5) or about 65" square. It will ultimately depend on how much I'm loving the process after I have 25 blocks made.
Blogging will probably continue to be less frequent than normal for me through the summer because I'm doing a bit of business travel. If I had anticipated this, I would have prepped a smal hand project to take along but there is always reading. I'll let you know if I read anything particularly good. My top recommedation for now is The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, a wonderful Dickensian tale.