Welcome to this week's sewing round up!
RSC color of the month is yellow/gold
This time I made lots of improvisational geese units that look ragged til they are pieced in. Then I made some drunkard path blocks free cutting from some old scraps
sewed them together into blocks.
At this stage I keep all component blocks that are square around the same size, not fretting .
After all who knows where they will fit into a whole piece later?
they could have checkerboards sewn in or orphan blocks or geese
I spent some time making free form log cabin blocks from raggedy uneven strips... just playing and happy while I listen to audio books (just finished Guncle and am into the third mystery in in Faye Longchamp series on native american archeology)
I sewed 6 of these before pressing and trimming them to see how they might fit together.
round and round, back and forth, moving them around I decided to make two more and sew them into circles of a sort. Well by then I couldn't resist starting to lay out some components!
where will you end up? and the drunkard path blocks? where will they fit in?
I went through a phase of LOVING yellow when I graduated from high school. I went off to college with yellow twin sheets and towels. I made a predominantly yellow quilt once, despite my bee mates saying
"You CAN'T do that!!!" and it went on to win national prizes and be shown in a lot of venues.
after college I moved into my first appt and found one of Granny's old
dining room chairs in my childhood home's attic. I was given it as it had no worth to my
mother. I cleaned it up and painted it bright golden yellow and had it
as a showcase in all my homes til the move to CO when we had to pay a
dollar a pound to move our goods and it was so rickety by that point it
so I welcome yellow this month.
Oh and this will become something... maybe my table scraps challenge piece?
I'm finishing up the decisions on my stay at home round robin... had to remove the long row of postcard blocks because they were visually distracting and caused the center to lose focus.
A difficult decision for me as I love love love the row of postcard prints! They will become a separate piece to go in the stairwell so we can enjoy them all summer long! Back to glamingo and it's final layout and fabrics.
I auditioned several pretty batiks, all of which matched and would go. It came down to whether I'd go with the "pretty" choices (read: tasteful) or the whimsical choices (why go tasteful now?)
One of them I chose, guess which, but after I cut the strip to add on, it looked too pale. Wha???
|here are the pencil additions |
permanent when heat set, I love using these pencils. They may seem costly at first but these have been in my studio for the past 15 years or so. I have that brand's watercolor pencils I use on paper too.
The round robin is due March 21, so I need to finish the top, get it off the design wall and quilt it.
If you made it all the way through this post, GOOD ON YOU! Thanks so much for looking and reading my words. If you need me I'll probably be puttering around the studio...