One small step at a time......the setting triangles have been cut. I'll have to look at it several times today to decide if any need to be rearranged before I sew it together. I didn't do any sewing yesterday. I did a load of laundry, went out to eat with friends, wandered into a couple antique/junque shops with same friends, visited Dad and read my book. I'm near the end of the book so I'll find out who dunnit soon.
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Friday, May 24, 2013
Thursday, May 23, 2013
I sewed eighteen more 16 patch blocks last night, two each of the nine you see here. I also sewed the 5 pinwheel blocks which I cut a couple days ago but I haven't put them on the design wall yet.
I dug out 3 hostas yesterday that would be in the way for the installers when I get my combination storm/screens for my 3 studio windows. Then I dug out a few that were too crowded in another flower bed and replanted the smaller ones spaced farther apart. I planted one big one in a different bed. I'll take a vacation from digging now for a couple days. It's only supposed to be in the 50s today so I'll stay inside and sew.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
This is my latest busy work project which I started last Thursday. Two strips of batik 2.5" wide will make 2 blocks. I was able to finally put them up on the wall when the art quilters were here Monday. I can see I need to make a lot more of the darker blocks. I have 48 blocks done and I need 60 more to make a quilt 72" x 96".
I don't see many pretty sunsets in town but last night the one after I finished mowing the front yard was a pretty one. Once again my nature photo is similar to the quilt I am working on.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
I cut the umbrella (parasol) fabric into squares and started designing on the wall. I decided it needs to be larger, one more row across the bottom and finish the row on the right plus fill in the hole, 9 more blocks. I can start cutting the setting triangles too now that I know how many I need.
Here are 5 pairs of fabric for more pinwheels. I mowed my back yard last night and then storms came into the area and I had my machine unplugged so no sewing.
Now that I have 8 star blocks done I can analyze what other colors I may need to add to it. The white/black fabrics look crisper in person, more grayed in a photo. I will have to be more choosy for the rest of the white/blacks.
Half of my Viburnum bush has flowers and half has none. Does that mean it is both male and female? Luckily the blooms are on the branch that I can see from the kitchen window.
This is my other pale pink columbine. I thought I had lost the plant but it finally came up and shot up a flower stalk about two feet high. The lily of the valley is trying to choke it out.
Monday, May 20, 2013
I like this black/white fabric for my sashing. I haven't decided how wide to cut it yet. I think I'll use hand dyed fabric for the cornerstones. I made 4 more stars so I'll show them all tomorrow after I press them.
The art quilters are coming today. It sounds like the big storms are going to wait until late tonight into Tuesday morning. That is IF they have the forecast right.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
I decided to put the umbrella fabric up on a design wall and pin some of the pinwheel blocks over it. I love how busy it is!! I have 21 pinwheel blocks to use in this quilt. I'll probably have to make a few more.