Friday, January 19, 2018

Blocks on the wall.......

My best photography wall was covered with something else so I put these on a poorly lit design wall.  The nine multicolor blocks work pretty well together.  I noticed my pile of blue and purple blocks on the table so I put them up like a border.  I will not be sewing this together but I took a photo of it anyway.  I had other tasks yesterday and didn't get to the sewing machine at all to make more blocks.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

In full color............

In this little basket are trimmings from previously made crazy pieced blocks.  I thought about throwing them away a few times but didn't follow through.

This is the group I pulled out and pressed to use as centers for new blocks.

Here is block 1 before trimming..........

and this is after trimming.

Block 2 before trimming..........

and after trimming.

This is the next four blocks.

Number 7 and 8.

Number 9.  I will put them up on a design wall today and see how well they work together.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

A color fix............

I designed section 3 of the neutral bricks quilt but I didn't feel like sewing it last night.  Instead I started sorting through a group of batik scraps, pulling out the ones that are too narrow to sew.  I think there is some multi-color crazy piecing in the near future.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

2nd section sewn, 2 to go.................

It seems like the camera wants to emphasize the gray today.  It really is prettier in real life.  I sewed the second section of 8 rows last night after I got home from my great-grandson's 4th birthday party.  

I added these three fabrics after I had already sewn the first section.  I don't think it is noticeable that they aren't in the top section.  The center fabric looks a little blue in this photo but it is a nice gray.

I do my knitting while I watch Wheel of Fortune and again while the 10 o'clock news is on.  This is my January output so far.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Next section designed...........

I didn't get to the sewing stage but I did get the next section designed.  The top 8 rows are sewn, the next 9 are not.  I'll check this again this morning to see if there is anything I want to change before I sew.

The snow started in the late afternoon and it sounds like there might be 2 or 3 waves of it with as much as 4-5" by the time we are done today.  It is light and fluffy so it will be easy to shovel off the sidewalk.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Indoor beauty, frigid outside again............

I am so happy to have blooms in the winter.  It can help me forget how cold it is outside.  This is the second bloom on this cactus and there is one more bud.

The white ones are so delicate and pretty.

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Saturday, January 13, 2018

First of 4 sections sewn...........

I ended up adding 7 more fabrics for a total of 48 fabrics and one more brick to each of the horizontal rows so now it will be 72" wide.  Remember when I said I was going to make more smaller quilts because I already had too many large ones?  Well, I blew it.  It will be 93" long if I stop with a full brick row and 96" if I end with a row starting with half bricks, to be determined later.

I still have this many fabrics left after cutting for this quilt.  Most of these are at least a quarter yard and some are over a yard.

The art quilters were supposed to come Monday but there is snow predicted starting Sunday night and lasting into Monday morning so I cancelled.  I have emailed them and am waiting to hear back for when they want to reschedule.