Monday, July 27, 2015

Tweaking and sewing......

This is the same one I showed yesterday with 2 rows on the red side removed and then a lot of tweaking.  It isn't perfect but not too bad.

I started sewing it together leaving the last 4 rows so I can use it for a demo today or tomorrow at the colorwash class.  I will see how far everyone gets on their piece or if they need a break to walk away from their design wall.

Sunday, July 26, 2015


It was time last night to start a colorwash for demonstration of assembly.

It needs a lot of tweaking but I wanted to wait until today to do it.

When I get to the computer I can rotate it to see which way is up.

I may remove 2 rows on the red/pink edge which will make it square.

Saturday, July 25, 2015


I spent a lot of time in the basement yesterday sorting scraps and getting them all into one location.  It looks a lot neater now.  I found a group of 100 batik squares and decided to try making a colorwash with them.  It is a good example of a not so great colorwash.  This is what happens when you don't have enough variety of values to choose from.  It looks like an ancient computer picture with obvious pixels. 

Friday, July 24, 2015


After I do a lot of cutting I have neat stacks of the leftovers.  I have this die for a finished 1.5" x 3" rectangle and it looks like most of the scraps are the right size to use with it.  I will have to wait until next week to cut the pieces. 

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Outside day.........

Yesterday I ran errands, pulled weeds and mowed the grass.  It is supposed to get hotter each day from now until Sunday so I needed to get as much done as I could while it was comfortable. 

Last night I looked for more spare parts to possibly work into this quilt.

Here are a few more parts that may get worked into it too.  There will be some plain strips between some of the blocks too.  I will continue to gather parts and then it needs to come off the wall to prepare for my class.  I need to use a lint roller on all of the design walls to clean off all of the stray threads.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Little triangles..........

I searched for some spare parts from other quilts to add to these blocks.  I found some little triangles in the box of leftovers from my Bear Paw quilt.  I had made 3 sizes of blocks so I have more than one size of triangles to work with.  I can see this will be a slow process.

My first colorwash class in my home is next week so I spent time rounding up all of the quilts and photos that relate to colorwash.  I thought I knew where everything was but some of it was hiding really well.  I need to make a small colorwash too so I will have one ready to demonstrate sewing it all together.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Playing with some oldies...........

I had a fun day with my art quilter friends yesterday.  After they left I pulled out this stack of blocks from years past.  I looked back in my photos and it was Feb. 2010 when I first showed them.  I tried a few fabrics for sashing but didn't come to any conclusion.  Actually I was just too tired to look any more so I left the blocks on the wall.  Maybe I'll get an idea for them today.