Friday, March 23, 2018
I have four of the on point 4-patch blocks done for the newest project. I should call it the 'squirrel' project as my mantra for the year 'focus' has just gone out the window early in the year! But aren't these cute?
This drew me away (0R is it awray OR awry?), too. This baggy of left over solid JR strips kept falling off the shelf so I decided to tame it. I had used a few for a project a long time ago, a student used some, now to finish it off.
Cant' be anything easier than boxed squares - which just was a pull from the barrel system. We shall see how many I can get from this pile of 'desert' color strips. There is a semi-plan in the back of my mind - as long as I don't get distracted by another squirrel.
I rarely get a photo of the two together, but this is how things have gotten with the constant cold and snow. They are getting on each other's nerves and play becomes a battle. We are going into a dry and little warmer trend, so I hope they get outdoors. That, or the broom stays ready for a 'sweep' out the door.
Now to focus on those boxed squares,
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
I'm pleased that the Snowball Quilt is now 2/3's done. I have the other rows all 'placed' and put into piles by their respective rows. They are tucked aside right now for some other play.
I did sections of the next two Poodle blocks as leader/enders while working the snowballs. Now I have just two left and this one will be ready to become a flimsy.
The next temperature rosette is done and we still are into the blues - cold. I am hoping that we start to get into a little bit of a warming trend; with no more snow!
30 - 32 -22 -24 - 28 - 22 - 32
I have all of those 4-patch units done and now I will start setting them into their on-point block with some Kona Snow. This is my play date today along with a few errands in town.
I hope you get to play today,
Monday, March 19, 2018
I know I have a lot of projects that need some focus on, but I need a day to play. I have pulled out one of my barrels - 1.5" squares and dumped it by the machine. I find working tiny relaxing and keeping to something simple, yet I think is such huge bit of heritage to our quilting world. The basic 4-patch block.
I see a lot of people making the small 4-patch for other quilts, but I fell in love with this quilt on Temecula Quilt Co. Maybe it was the setting of a block on point set into a quilt on point OR maybe it was the cheddar background. The plus side, I have everything I need for this quilt right on hand! No shopping required.
And to add to the cheddar love lately, I will take breaks from the machine to get more of the cheddar hexies added to the diamond project.
Take time to play today - it's Spring in some parts of the world and tomorrow it arrives here (hope it doesn't snow),
Friday, March 16, 2018
I am slowly getting the Temecula Quilt Co snowball blocks together. I'm not one who likes to pin a lot, but I am taking care to match those little flip corners using a whole lot of them. The sewing part isn't what is taking so long to do...............
It's the pressing! I am pressing seams open and that takes a long time - and some burnt fingers. These are to be set 13 blocks a row and 16 rows so I have about a 1/3 of the quilt assembled.
Since I'm not a quilter who just concentrates on one project at a time, I am switching out to start some work using those strings I stitched to the phone paper. I have a leader/ender project by the machine too - that will help get a jump on that.
These three projects will carry me nicely thru the weekend. AND hopefully no more snow. However, we are to get bitter cold again. Maybe I will find something yummy to put the crockpot to good use and add some cozy to the house.