Sunday, October 3, 2010
Design Wall Monday October 4
It is so much fun having two design walls to play with. Really it is just another excuse for trying to have too many irons in the fire. I'm OK with that though. As soon as I had Tic-Tac-Toe down and sewn I decided to put my Midget Blocks up and see how they looked all together. I am thinking about sashing them with a tilted background like the Elm Creek quilt that I did two years ago. I had the same sizing issues on that quilt when switching back and forth between paper and traditional piecing. It's harder to tell that the sizes are not all identical when the blocks are floating in a little sea of white. I've been saving a 2 inch block of each fabric, so I'd also like to work that into the design somehow.
On the other design wall are the postage stamp blocks that I whipped up last night in order to get the 1.5 inch strip drawer to close. I've still got another batch in the works, but you will all be happy to know that I decreased the volume of strips to the point that I could squish in the basket holding 1.5 inch squares.
Lizzie wanted to help with all the strip piecing and managed to come in and make herself at home right after I accidentally spilled the drawer. Then Sydney came in this evening and helped match up strips by size. She is quite a nice helper to have in the sewing room.
Ryan had a football game this afternoon and Anna had a cookout with her Girl Scout troop. I went out shopping this morning and got exciting things like wooden hangers and a cutting board as well as some border fabric for Starlight. New carpet is coming the day after tomorrow so everything is a bit torn apart right now. Tomorrow night in Academic Team, but maybe I can find some time in the afternoon to finish clearing out the study. I've wanted to keep it functional for as long as possible, but it will probably have to be put away until the weekend comes again.