Monday, June 25, 2012

Sewing again........

The basement is clean, the cookies are baked for the art quilters today and it was time to get back to the sewing machine.  I made 2 little wonky blocks to use up all of the short ends that were accumulating on the table.
This gives you some perspective how small the new blocks are.  I added one row around Wonky 1 on the left and 6 rounds to Wonky 3 on the right.
Here is the whole wonky family.  The design walls are 7' tall and 4' wide so you can get a better idea how big the blocks are.  They aren't as much fun once they get too big for a 45" strip.  I have to keep looking for something similar in color and width to piece them.  I might be done with all of the big ones.  I'll think about it for a few days.
I caught a glimpse of something yellow when I opened the blinds yesterday.  I know I need to deadhead the coreopsis if I want it to keep blooming and I only did about a third of it.  Now I can see I need to leave some seed heads on there for the goldfinches.

10 comments:

Gene Black said...

The large wonkys look finished to me!
Say, so that is where my goldfinches went!

Sewing Junkie said...

We have a pair of the goldfinches here too. They love the Purple Cone flowers. Looks like some progress is going on in the sewing front. Stay Cool. Chris

Lynne said...

What a pretty bird.

Needled Mom said...

The wonkies look wonderful.

Isn't that yellow such a happy color in the garden?

Sue said...

I bought thistle seed yesterday just for the little guys. They visit periodically during the day and are so bright and cheery! Wanda, do you have lots of woodpeckers this year? We have downy woodpeckers and nuthatches that come to our suet feeders. There is a mother robin w/babies nesting on our garage. Lots of bird activity in my yard.

Quiltdivajulie said...

We have a pair of goldfinches this year - they're wonderfully bright!

Really like the wonkies - if they are to be wallhangings, they're just right as they are now.

Cathi said...

The large wonky pieces look wonderful and done. I love the small ones -- such fun to look at them beside their larger companions.
What a great shot you got of the birds!

Gale, pursuing as much as I can as fast as I can! said...

Loving the wonks! Can't wait to see the end result.

Sheila said...

I'm getting caught up on my blog reading list. I LOVE THESE!

Sharon M said...

Your wonky family are terrific. I love that look when there is a focal point in the middle. You are the batik queen with all your variety!

Must give it a try.