Sunday, January 21, 2018

Hand stitching................

I finished the quilting and then cut the binding and sewed it on the rectangular colorwash.  I have hand stitched three sides and am just starting the 4th side, the top edge.  This is one of the tough batiks to hand stitch through.
It is always hard to decide what color binding to use when every color touches the edge of the quilt.

Still working hard on my pop-up shop which we will open Thursday at noon for subscribers of the mailing list.  They will all receive an email with a password for early access.  Everyone else will be welcome noon on Friday.  Sign up form is on my right sidebar.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Time for finishing.......

I haven't finished anything yet this month so last night I started basting this colorwash piece.  I got the ditch quilting done on 6 of the vertical seams so hopefully this will get finished today.  I have been working on my next pop-up shop so there have been lots of trips to the basement for photography and then back up to the computer to see if I have to re-shoot any of the photos.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Blocks on the wall.......

My best photography wall was covered with something else so I put these on a poorly lit design wall.  The nine multicolor blocks work pretty well together.  I noticed my pile of blue and purple blocks on the table so I put them up like a border.  I will not be sewing this together but I took a photo of it anyway.  I had other tasks yesterday and didn't get to the sewing machine at all to make more blocks.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

In full color............

In this little basket are trimmings from previously made crazy pieced blocks.  I thought about throwing them away a few times but didn't follow through.




This is the group I pulled out and pressed to use as centers for new blocks.







Here is block 1 before trimming..........










and this is after trimming.










Block 2 before trimming..........










and after trimming.











This is the next four blocks.













Number 7 and 8.







Number 9.  I will put them up on a design wall today and see how well they work together.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

A color fix............

I designed section 3 of the neutral bricks quilt but I didn't feel like sewing it last night.  Instead I started sorting through a group of batik scraps, pulling out the ones that are too narrow to sew.  I think there is some multi-color crazy piecing in the near future.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

2nd section sewn, 2 to go.................

It seems like the camera wants to emphasize the gray today.  It really is prettier in real life.  I sewed the second section of 8 rows last night after I got home from my great-grandson's 4th birthday party.  

I added these three fabrics after I had already sewn the first section.  I don't think it is noticeable that they aren't in the top section.  The center fabric looks a little blue in this photo but it is a nice gray.


I do my knitting while I watch Wheel of Fortune and again while the 10 o'clock news is on.  This is my January output so far.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Next section designed...........

I didn't get to the sewing stage but I did get the next section designed.  The top 8 rows are sewn, the next 9 are not.  I'll check this again this morning to see if there is anything I want to change before I sew.

The snow started in the late afternoon and it sounds like there might be 2 or 3 waves of it with as much as 4-5" by the time we are done today.  It is light and fluffy so it will be easy to shovel off the sidewalk.