Thursday, March 21, 2019

Time to make a decision........

I need these blocks off the design wall so I brought up several solid color pieces and pinned them to the wall to audition for the setting triangles.  The very top is a dark blue slightly toward turquoise.  On the left is darkest gray, a purple and next lighter gray.  On the bottom is my favorite of the purples.  On the right side are 2 more shades of purple.
The reason I like this bottom purple is that it has the most red in it and it seems to belong more than the colder purples although the one on the center left in the photo above isn't bad either.


This is the darkest gray which is good too.










This is the next lighter gray but I think it is a different gray than any that are in the crazy pieced blocks.

So.....the decision is between the 2 grays and the bottom purple or the left purple.  Any opinions?







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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

A few more blocks..........

I got a few more blocks for the red One Block Wonder sewn last night.  I still have about 50 more blocks to sew.  Some will be mostly just plain red with very little design to them.  It is more fun to make the ones that have a surprise design to them.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Some more blocks...........

It was so good to see my art quilter friends again yesterday.  We had cancelled 3 times this year already because of weather.  I didn't have a lot of energy left last night but I did sew 10 more OBW blocks, 8 shown here.


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Monday, March 18, 2019

The next OBW..........

I took a few breaks from cleaning and straightening the basement and started sewing the red One Block Wonder blocks.  I pinned the half blocks together for easier designing on the wall later.

My art quilters group should be here today.  Our group is getting smaller.  Otis, age 87 passed away in December.  You might remember I showed him with his Trip Around the World quilt here.

Spring is officially here -- the robins were all over my backyard flipping up piles of leaves looking for a meal.  It is still a little cool but we should be above normal temperatures the last half of this week.  That is only mid to high 50s though, no heat wave.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

In the UFO box............

As I was cleaning the basement this past week I moved the UFOs box several times.  I finally had to look through it and came across these blocks I made last year when I was preparing to teach a workshop on crazy piecing.  I had 8 blocks and kept thinking I needed to make either one more or four more blocks to make a small quilt.  Yesterday I remembered that 8 blocks will do an on point setting.  Now I just have to decide what the setting triangles will be and I should be able to finish it soon.


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Saturday, March 16, 2019

Some small sewing...............

I took my scraps from cutting this quilt and made crazy pieced squares and bordered them with another of the Keiko Goke prints.  My plan was to make mug rugs but when I laid all 4 blocks on the sewing cabinet I thought they might make a nice wall hanging or table mat with narrow sashing between blocks.  The blocks are 9.5" square.

Then I folded under one of the wider strips on each block and thought maybe this was better proportion if I use them for mug rugs.  They would be 8.5" x 9.5".






Here are all of the rest of the blocks.  The smaller ones are 4.5" square.

I'm back to cleaning up the basement because I think the weather is finally cooperating so my art quilters group can come on Monday.


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Friday, March 15, 2019

And then the fun begins............

Now the One Block Wonder quilt top is all sewn and the edge staystitched so no seams will pop and there should be minimal stretching of the edges which are partially bias.

Now I want to decide what side is up.  This is the position in which I designed it.







This is turned 90 degrees to the right.
This is turned 180 degrees or upside down to the way I designed it.




















And here is the 4th position with one more turn to the right.

It ended up 35.5" x 53" so in a horizontal position it would be 1 inch less than the width of a double bed and would be a nice wallhanging above the headboard (or take the place of a headboard).

Today my 2 friends are coming over to sew. I will start organizing my batiks for colorwash.  The second offering of my online Colorwash360 class will be open for enrollment next week.  If you haven't previously signed up on my mailing list and would like info on the class go HERE to sign up.