Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Windy day.............

This is what the trees looked like all day yesterday.  The prediction is for one more day of high wind.  There were gusts over 50 mph and even higher in some areas near us.  We missed the tornado and heavy rain part though.

Tuesday is Winding Ways day and I got 6 more blocks sewn.  I may have to take out the centers of 2 of them but for now they are just going up on the design wall.





Here are the 18 blocks that I have sewn so far.  They are going faster now that I know what I am doing.  I think I'll work on them 2 evenings a week and see if I can get them all sewn before the end of the year. 

I have another batch of hand dyed fabric pieces that were cut for me too.  That will be a separate quilt.

25 comments:

Jackie said...

We are getting the rain and the wind today. A great day for staying in and getting things done. Your Winding Ways blocks look fantastic!

Quilts and Cats said...

We had tornado warnings here in TN too. I thought for sure the power would go out with all the wind! I hurried to download a new book on my MP3 just in case!
I love Winding Ways...I've made 2 and hope to make another soon. Your colors are great...as always!

Sewing Junkie said...

The blocks are really colorful. Amazing what a couple hours of sewing can accomplish. Chris

Gene Black said...

Rough weather here too. WE got to go sit in the lower hallway and stairwell (where there is no A/C and it was 80F) for an hour 45 min yesterday. More fun stuff coming today it seems.
I am glad I had the dying tree removed last weekend.

Julie Bagamary said...

So beautiful!

hetty said...

I love what you have done so far for the Winding Ways. Spending a couple of evenings a week on them seems like a good idea. I am still working on my large quilt, a small section per day. We were supposed to get heavy winds and rain last night, but it didn't amount to much.

Eva said...

When I look at it for a longer time, the circles flash up and dissolve again. This is fascinating.

karenfae said...

we are lucky and are on the edge of this massive weather scene, we got fall weather though overnight and the temperatures are now what they should be this time of year. I love the Winding Ways pattern and have thought of making it for years and never have. Your colors are great that you are choosing. I would want to do it in scraps - maybe one day - more than enough to do right now as it is!
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Carla said...

Bummer about the weather. But will it help knowing the quilt is looking amazing!

Joyce said...

Winding ways is looking good. Our leaves are long gone and we got the wind and rain that you missed. Lots and lots of both. Tomorrow they are predicting snow...

Needled Mom said...

We heard about those winds. I am surprised there are leaves left on the trees!

That Winding Ways is just gorgeous.

Deborah said...

This is lovely!

Cathi said...

We had the wind and rain yesterday. Today's it's sunny but still windy. That was some storm!!
Your Winding Ways blocks are looking so wonderful -- makes me really want to start another Winding Ways quilt!

Sharon said...

Windy days and winding ways, good combo. I don't see one block that needs to be redone. These are fabulous, I like the batiks for this project.

Anonymous said...

Your wind/tornado made national news this morning. So unusual to have such high winds this time of year in your area. It is usually in the late spring early summer we hear of such. Can't believe those leaves hung onto that branch for the photo. I bet you will have lots to rake after these windy days pass.

Winding Ways is always a treat to see your progress.

J~MT

Tine said...

beautiful blocks!!!! I do so love that pattern, and your blocks are wonderful. You can tell I really like this, can't you?!

Stray Stitches said...

I love what you have created so far. I'm glad that you were not included in the tornados path.

Linda M said...

Wanda, I finally caught up with you! I found your blog and was so taken with the first posts, that I went all the way back to the beginning, July 4, 2007. Along the way I've LOVED your journal covers, quilts, crazy piecing, log cabins, plants, critters, and your "wanda-ful" use of fabrics. You get a fantastic amount of quilting done and I only have admiration for your efficient way of working. Do you have a little crew of pixies at your house? LOL Keep at it, we are all blessed to be in the same quilting world as you! I don't have a blog yet, but will get one soon. ps - had you thought about using your little bits as a border?

Linda

Sharon said...

I love your windy picture! That really says it all. I'm glad that the tornado missed you.

Your 'Winding Ways' is beautiful, and I love the batiks. You're making good progress.

Shasta said...

Great wind picture - I am glad you missed the tornado. The winding ways is beautiful.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Your Winding Ways is wonderful. I'm going to have to look around for somebody to cut some for me.

Purple Pam said...

Your Winding Ways blocks are looking great. I like your color cominations. Sorry you had such a bad migraine.

SewCalGal said...

Fun post and beautiful Windy Ways blocks. Did you use the AccuQuilt die or manually cut? I love this design and have been thinking about getting the die for this design. Either way I love your fabrics and believe your Windy Ways quilt is going to be spectacular.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Dora, the Quilter said...
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Dora, the Quilter said...

We had 70-90 mph winds here in NM on the east side of the Sandia Mtns. That's why we sent them on east. We didn't like 'em. Several Illinois friends have told me their winds were a bit slower, and they just sent them on to Indiana!