Daily Archives: March 23, 2011

Carpenters Wheel #2 Finished

ea. block 12″ finished
I’m in love with this block!

I have so much fun making these.  The new block is on the left.   The entire process for fabric selection is a good exercise for me.  I’m keeping the background fabric constant as well as the diamond placement and just let myself play with color.  
I have a couple ideas for stars and one I went so far as to make but the medium colors blend too much with the background fabric.  That one hit the pile of LeMoyne stars for the quilt that will be made lord willin’ and the creek don’t rise.  ;>   
On the subject of piecing, that whole area of colorful diamonds is pieced together like a snake and attached to the center in one big swoop.  Then the outside shapes are added.  It’s really a trip.  If you’re interested, under Reference Links on my sidebar, there’s a mini tutorial on the whole deal for Carpenter’s Wheel or gee wiz I reckon you can click here
On the subject of yesterday, I had an absolutely wonderful day.  I don’t know where it came from.  Left field most likely but who cares?  I felt absolutely great.  So I spent the day out sewing at the quilt shop with a friend I felt absolutely HEALTHY.  What a treat!
‎”You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”