How’s it going? How’s life treating you? What you up to? I have a little bits happening so I thought I’d share.
Monday was a bit orange. Wanda was diving into that color in a post you can read here so I went with it. There wasn’t much to my stash so I was bummed but still I pressed on with what you see here. Its possible this could turn into something since orange is actually one of my favorite colors but we’ll have to see. The main part of my stash, yellow-orange and burnt-orange aren’t really my thing but I can actually imagine something.
Tuesday was a bit of medical stuff and a bit of feeling ick and wouldn’t you know I woke up with that feeling again today but not bedridden so I pressed on with the day. The morning was a bit difficult but I managed to finish up #2 of the blue and white series. I think there needs to be a #3 for this to qualify as a series so I’ll have to get on that.
two of three
And this afternoon I wasn’t bouncing back so I got productive again. Sewing so helps. You don’t think about how you’re feeling physically and it works. If it doesn’t work I figure I need to be in bed but I’m here so we know how that turned out! :)
Cheddar Bow Ties block 9.5"
I don’t recall how many cheddar bow ties I have but I know it’s not enough for a lap quilt. It’s a good number though. Regardless, I thought it couldn’t hurt to start sewing a couple nine patch blocks together.
Here’s where my big share comes in. I did not square up those blocks until the end and I always square up my blocks, do you?
What made me “go for it?” Well, someone I know that is a highly skilled, experienced quilter that I super duper respect said she doesn’t bother in these situations. She’s good enough with the machine to sew a block even based on the seams then she’ll square it up at the end. I tried that. It worked. Just this once I tried it. I’ll have to see in the future. This sewing test was a major venture outside of my little sewing box.
Thank you for your kindness and friendship. Warmly, *karendianne.
Happy Monday! Are you ready for the week? I’m on a roll so I hope I can keep ahold of it a little longer. I’d like to continue getting some things accomplished.
Cotton Club Block 19
Most every set of blocks from the Cotton Club BOM seems to have a “favorite block” of mine & this one is it for me with this latest set. I want to increase the size and make more, I want to play with color and just go, go, go. Maybe later. That’s more distraction than I have time for at the moment.
Cheddar Bow Ties
The goal was 20 Bow Ties to add by this weekend but I’m short 5. That’s because I misplaced the five I had to re-sew. Where are those little buggers?
Strawberry Lemonade - 1
Love the lines! These are my Strawberry Lemonade HST’s (w/ Inklingo) before they made it into the blocks below:
Strawberry Lemonade - 2
And now I’m ready to make progress with Pink Lemonade. I’m also ready to make progress in a few other areas so I’ve got to make my priorities and get focused.
Thanks for the visit and I hope you have a great start to the week! *karendianne.
I have a story to share. Remember my previous post about the cutie star block? Well it turns out the block in the Antique Quilt was a modification (and improvement in my opinion) by the quiltmaker. So this cute star block is based on the Star of Alamo. I’ve made one more since we last had time to visit.
Also, when we last talked I was doing this with freezer paper. What I didn’t share was my behind the scenes effort to request this be made available in Inklingo. I posted a question to the Inklingo List to ask the members if they liked it before formally requesting it. With Inklingo you can pretty much ask for anything! So I did. And do you know what? A whole lot of folks are interested. So I am hopeful that this little Alamo Star will be created. It’s #101 on the list. Yippie! I’m patient. Well, that might not be true but Inklingo is really cool and worth waiting for. You haven’t tried it yet? Check this out: Inklingo Idea Book. In the meantime I’m going to continue to hone my freezer paper skills and oh you just have to take a peek at what The Strawberry Patch is doing – stunner!
Happy with how this one came out. I wanted to begin with a green Star. Wasn’t sure how to work it but with a little help from a from, I think we got it. Really like the fabrics and colors. The four patch on the right was in with a mix with other scrappy four patches. I might want to make a red and green quilt though. I’m thinking. What do you think? Pretty traditional for my Pickle Dish, maybe too traditional. Yes, the Pickle Dish is back in my head again. I’m rethinking and if I can drum up the energy I might actually print off some colors for that today. That could be fun. Not on the plan at all but I feel the need.
Kismet, Yellow-naped Amazon
Wait! Don’t Run! I included Kismet for those of you that don’t like this bright cheddar. Added interest. So we’re just at wall-hanging size probably, maybe a little bit on the edge of that actually. I feel the need to continue. I also feel the need to start pulling these together into 9-patches. If I leave these until the end it’ll be a bummer.