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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Two blocks and baking...........

I didn't get much sewing done because I had an oven marathon.  I started out with the lowest temperature and first made Chex mix at 250*, then shortbread cookies at 300*, next frosted creams at 350* and finished with muffins with dried cranberry pieces at 400*.  I started at 4:30 and finished at 7:30.
I decided to play with the pieces before I sewed 2 blocks.  The first was the pinwheels above, then I tried repeated verticals offset every other row.  I think this second one might be interesting with the right fabrics.




Then I did one pinwheel with border.  This could have every other block turned a quarter turn or a positive/negative fabric position option laid out as alternating blocks.





Then I took the 2 completed blocks to the design wall and changed position of every other row to make a vertical zig zag.  It is time to move the blocks to a double design wall before I add more blocks later this evening.

16 comments:

Sewing Junkie said...

It is always interesting how a simple block can be used so many ways. Chris

Plum Cox said...

So much variation possible from such a simple block to make - wonderful!

B Hunter said...

So many ways to play!! I now make the Chex mix(s) in the microwave... and then crisp in the oven for about 15 minutes... Much less time with the stirring and attention!

Linda Swanekamp said...

Bet it smells great at your place. Love the new blocks. Today I have to struggle to make a gluten free piecrust so my husband can have pumpkin pie.

patty a. said...

That is a lot of baking to get done in three hours! The blocks are looking great!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

it is fun to play with the blocks - I like to take a photo of them in each design I choose then I can go back and look through them all and decide which way I like bet - we will be doing all the baking today - that is as soon as the kids all wake up and we get breakfast out of the way - I didn't realize what early risers Mike and I are until we have the house busy with our daughter and her family

Needled Mom said...

The options are plentiful. Fun!!

I'll bet your legs were tired after all of that standing and cooking yesterday. Have a great dinner tonight.

Kevin the Quilter said...

Sounds delicious Wanda! Love the new layout! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

christijowinter933@yahoo.com said...

Hi, Wanda,

On my list of things to be thankful for is my daily dose of glorious color that I see on your blog! Thank you for your posts, and your inspirational quilts!

Sujata Shah said...

Wanda,
I love the comment that previous commenter left on your blog. It is nice to see these versions on your design wall. They look electrifying.

Mystic Quilter said...

Looks like everyone is going to have lots of goodies from you!!
Love the setting of your quilt and the colours are great.

Frederique said...

Great variations around a block! I love the way you play with it
As I'm running a fabric giveaway, would you like to enter?
Happy Thanksgiving!

sally in st. paul said...

Amongst the many things I am thankful for this Thanksgiving is your blog, and all that you share with your readers.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
Sally Mortenson
St. Paul

Mary said...

You are so organized in how you approach your baking! Did you mean to say you started baking at 4 a.m. or 4 p.m. Either way, you accomplished a lot. These are really versatile blocks.

Hedy Hahn said...

I think this quilt is going to be very interesting, it is so different from anything I would ever make. I do love the fabrics too. Have a Great Thanksgiving.

Maggie said...

Wow that's a lot of baking in one go! Your quilt's looking amazing. X