Saturday, September 18, 2010

Diamonds again....

I have had fun cutting diamonds.  I'm running out of space on the 48" wide design wall, and this is too BLUE.  I'm losing interest.  I need to cut more orange, gold, red, purple or maybe I'm done playing with it.  I think I'll take them all off the wall and place them by color with the blue around the outside edge since there is so much of it.  I've told you before, I have the attention span of a kindergartner.  I sewed the other 2 blocks for the triangle quilt and vacuumed all of the carpeted area in my house.  Today I need to vacuum the wood floors and mop them.  I still have piles to go through.  I was happy to hear so many of you are pilers too.

24 comments:

Jody said...

Wanda, if you have the attention span of a kindergartner, then the rest of us are still in diapers!

Sewing Junkie said...

Attention span isn't my problem it is motivation. I love to sew, but not always willing to geet up to get started on something. The diamonds are lovely. But then I am scrappy anyway. Chris

Debbie said...

Looking at this arrangement of diamonds, I tilted my head to the side and .....light bulb moment. Perfect for a colorwash effect if the diamonds are running horizontal instead of vertical. And you can never have too much blue for me! Either way, as always, your instincts are right on.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

You have the most wonderful stash of batik fabrics. I love the diamonds.

Cathi said...

What a great way to showcase your fabulous batik collection. I can't help but think of a tumbling block quilt.

Twila Grace said...

Too blue or not, the diamond pattern with those fabrics and colors is appealing.

Jackie said...

You have been going to town with the diamonds. What progress you have made. I must say that I am not a blue person. That is probably the color I have the least of in my stash. But I do like what you have done so far, just wonderful!

hetty said...

I love blue so it looks good to me.

karenfae said...

glad to here that your attention span wonders also - I would be done with the Bow Tie quilt if I could sit long enough, I put together a couple and then get up to do something else.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Bunny said...

LOL attentions span of a kindergarden student. Now that is funny, my kids say that I have ADD so guess it is the same thing get distracted or tired of one thing and move on. I do love the diamonds they are fun quilts to do. I have made several of them, but never with batiks always with florals.

Anonymous said...

I'm really liking this, so much I just ordered the diamond die for my Go. Hannah

Chartreuse Moose said...

Wow, I'd have lost steam (attention) while vac'ing and the house chores...and still be playing with the diamonds! Just lovely, anyway you choose to arrange it!

KateKwiltz said...

At this point, I think I had a longer attention span in kindergarten! Glad I'm not alone!

I love the blue, but that's just me. What about adding browns? They always seem to calm the blues down...

Jean said...

I see you have caught the diamond bug too!!! love them....while cutting your brighter/not blue fabrics, try some that have more design to them too, that might pep things up. I think it is gorgeous...but anything with batiks is.

Maria said...

As Blue is one of my favorite colours I love it as is.
You have been very good cleaning.Do you want to fly over and do my. LOL

debra said...

know thyself ;-)

Anonymous said...

I am not loosing interest... BLUE is my favorite color also. ☺ But I know you will add more diamonds to make this one another one of your beauties.

By the time you read this... you no doubt have your cleaning all completed and are working in your studio.

J~MT

Jane Moxey said...

Co you have the patience to maybe arrange your diamonds as a landscape colorwash piece -- maybe blue at the bottom for water, and a bunch of green and brown for land and trees and then some pale blue for skies? On a landscape orientation rather than a portrait way!

Susan said...

Wanda, as usual your blog is a great pick me up! Inspiring!
oh yes..add me to your pilers club!
Sue

Gari said...

Attention span, what's that? That's why I have to have 3-4 projects going at the same time (plus at least a couple of BOMs). I just need to bounce from project to project and I do not include housework in the "project" list.

LuAnn said...

They are beautiful batiks, and I like it. But, it would be fun to add a few more reds and golds and other off the wall colors and then mix them all up. Either way I'm wondering what you will do for a border?

dls said...

Not too much blue for me...... your color choices are great – but I do like the oranges you are using!

I dream of doing a diamond quilt someday.

Needled Mom said...

Why does housework have to cut into our fun playtime??? We need to figure out a solution to that.

thecuriousquilter said...

Well, I think that kindergarten IS an appropriate reference! In kindergarten, you can play with finger paints and markers and crayons and chalk, and expolre color. And some kindergarteners I have known are very intense with LONG attention spans - for things they love! Keep on piling, playing, and thanks for sharing.

Perhaps we do not need QUILT fairies, we need HOUSEWORK fairies to rescue us all from time to time.

- Mary