I'm fairly happy with how things are going. I've been excited about working on the little quilts, progress is being made ... things are happening.
First up, the first one is DONE:
Little quilt, not overdone, not underdone. Quilted, bound, labeled:
And then the second one is nearly done as well - just needs the binding sewn down on the back, which is why its looking a bit sloppy around the outer edges right now.
(#2 needs to be bound and labeled, otherwise complete)
The second one is much better. Its more balanced, its more refined. It is, to be honest, a better quilt. Even on a mini-quilt scale, even though its "just" some border designs, it wins, hands down.
The good news is that this isn't a contest. And its actually kind of gratifying that there's improvement happening as I go forward. I can show the first one, proudly, and say it was the little quilt that got me going again.
.... and then, there were three ....