Monday, February 13, 2012

Some Progress

I think I am avoiding finishing the Crazy Cats.  Last week I showed the batik strips and then the strata I sewed with them. 

 

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After that I cut the strata into wedges and began working on them.

 

 

 

 

2nd phase

This was how my design wall looked Friday night.  I kind of liked that shaggy look but it wasn’t what I was going for.

My plan was to work on these when we got home Saturday afternoon but after my WW meeting DH suggested we head to Pensacola.  He had to replace his glass frames: Sadie chewed them in half.  Sad smile

 

After getting the new glasses he suggested we might go to phantommenace3d300the movies to see Star Wars: Phantom Menace in 3D.  Many years ago we stood in line to see the first Star Wars movie, us and our 4 children.  We loved all of the first three movies: we

enjoyed the second set.  This movie is the first of the second set.  For some reason we enjoyed it more this time and it wasn’t just because it was 3D.  I think our expectations were more realistic.  The 3D was really good.  The current 3D is much more realistic that what we saw so many long years ago.  It is more subtle, more like seeing real things with depth. 

 

On Sunday our weather decided to bring winter back (uck).  When I woke up it was 27F.  And since there is no central heat in the studio I ran over there and turned on the space heaters: it took 5 hours to get it warm enough to work in there.   And this is what I was able to accomplish:

 

Blurry DW

 

closeup

Of course I am just putting them up on the wall as I get them pressed.  And would you believe that I still haven’t decided just how I am going to use them?  I figure I will have some really good idea once they are all completed.  This is about 1/3 of the cut wedges.

 

 

real close

But isn’t this pretty?  I love all that color.  Every once in a while I have to stop and move a wedge, when I see too much of one color sitting together.  But for the most part, they look good no matter how you put them together.  

 

Today I hope to get back to the Crazy Cats.  I have a  WW meeting at noon and then some grocery shopping before I can settle down to quilting.   While I’m out running around, why don’t you go check out what’s going on at Patchwork Times?

14 comments:

Wilma NC said...
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Wilma NC said...

So colorful!!!! Can't wait to see the finished product. We're going to go see Star wars this week, probably Wednesday.

Denise :) said...

Wow -- what color-full fun this is! I kinda liked that shaggy look myself but ... it *would* be kind of hard to quilt. LOL! :)

Pattilou said...

This really looks like some fun!!! Those bright colors are working together so well. Like Wilma, I can't wait to see how it will finish up!

heather said...

That is really cute. I love the bright colors.

krisgray said...

Oh so pretty!!!! Makes me want to go play with my batiks!

Kathie said...

so pretty, reminds me of all the colors in the crayon box.

Bonnie said...

yum, yum, yum... love those bright colors.

Vicki said...

I love it! I can't wait to see more. Glad you liked the movie. I am not sure I want to see it because 3D makes me a bit sea sick!!

Jane said...

Ooh! What a yummy, colorful beginning. Looking forward to seeing more.

kwiltnkats said...

There are lots of Dresden Plate designs. Maybe one of them will appeal to your colorful farics. Sandi

Melinda said...

It is looking good - will be interested in seeing the next step.

Heather said...

Those are gorgeous! I can't wait to see how you'll use them. :o)

Bunny said...

Oh I love those wedges they are all my colours love brights. Can't wait to see what you do with them.