Happy to be Scrappy

Happy to be Scrappy

Monday, August 30, 2010

Nothing much new today.

I now have a design wall.  I put up a 4' x 8' piece of 2" insulation and covered it with one of my mom's old flannel sheets.  The sheet doesn't fit all the way across but in time I will get it all covered.  For now I'm just happy to have a larger area IN my sewing room to look at my progress.  On the left side are some yellow and white blocks I am trying to work out.  It is an old pattern but couldn't find one the block size I wanted so I am working on getting that figured out.  And below them are the current block of the month blocks from Quilting on the Square in Holton.  Not my favorite colors choices this year but the shop is great and the people who own the shop and the ones who work there make it worth the 50 minute car ride to get the block.

I still have way too many 4" blocks to make on my flower quilt.  But I'll just keep plugging away at it.

I just noticed that there is way too much mess shown in this picture.  A messy quilting area is a busy quilting area.  Sounds good to me.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

It sure has started out a productive day.  Guess since I've been up since 5:00 it has given me more time to SEW.  So far I've made 34 blocks today.  Taking into consideration they are only 4" and that I need 360 of the little buggers I need to work harder and faster. lol  I did take time out to farm and cook.  On facebook of course.  Less time on there would sure free up more time in the sewing room.  I refuse to let myself count how many blocks I've made all together until tomorrow night.  I've been working on them for about two weeks for an hour here and there.  But do plan to spend most of this weekend putting together as many as I can.  Guess I'll see how far I have to go when I count and then post on my Design Wall Monday.  It sure gives me incentive to get something done.  That and there is absolutely NOTHING on TV.

Color combos for today include these but I'm not done quite yet.  There is still alot of today left.

And here are some blocks from last night.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Design Wall Monday August 16, 2010

This week I was able to get the panels framed to the size I wanted. Ok, I don't do math so that took me more than one try. I've made about 1/3 of the blocks needed. Best guess to date is that it will take 360 blocks. Give or take a row or two. There are several more color combinations for the 4" blocks yet to be done. But it is coming together and I can see what I was hoping for.

Be sure to see all the great design walls at Patchwork Times.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Design Wall Monday August 9, 2010

Sorry, I've done it again. Not posted correctly on Judy's site. I WILL FIGURE THIS OUT! What a way to start a Monday.

Well another Monday is here and I'm exicted to share my latest project. Last Monday I had planned to sandwich and begin quilting on one of my already finished quilt tops. However, a panel I had seen at my local quilt shop turned my attention toward a new project altogether. I bought two of the four panels that were available. Trimmed up they each measure 20"x22". Nothing is set in stone yet but I plan to frame them to measure 24"x28" and then surround them with 4" broken dishes blocks. I am not following a pattern so the final quilt should be a surprise to all of us.

Be sure to see all of the other design walls at Patchwork Times.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Design Wall Monday August 2, 2010

Some of you may have seen this as I posted early this morning. Evidently, there was a problem and it was deleted from the list. So I will try again. Happy quilting!

Well, I was able to get the bear paw top finished. Turned out the way I wanted. Very colorful. I am going to set it aside for a while to think about how I want to quilt it. You might have noticed that I used the same method to sash both quilts.
So now I am going to start quilting on another top. It has been done for over a year. This week I am working on the back and getting it pinned. Hate that job. But the only way to reach the end.

Be sure to see other the other Monday Design Wall posts at Patchwork Times. What a great way to get motivated.