Monday, June 4, 2012

Wall, Deck, What’s the Difference?

UFO blocks
Last Monday I took the Dragon down from the design wall, pinned him to the backing and then basted him down really good: check out this post.  When I finished with him he looked a lot like Gulliver when he was tied down by the Lilliputians.  However, now he is folded up on a shelf until I can begin the long, tedious, applique process.  Rolling on the floor laughing 

In the meantime, the wall needed a project.  Recently I found these blocks that I think were a jelly roll QAL run by Konda of Moose on the Porch Quilts.  I liked most of the blocks and even have coordinating fabric for them but never came up with an idea of how I wanted to set them.  So, up on the wall they have gone and hopefully a creative idea will come.

Meanwhile, here is Block 2 in the Carol Doak Mystery BOM 2012.

CD BOM 2 & 1
And doesn’t it look good with Block 1?  Seeing them together I am really getting excited for how this quilt is going to turn out.

cart building
And, in the middle of all my sewing on Sunday, DH came to the studio to ask if I could help him “for a minute.”  He has been building the cart that came with our riding lawnmower and needed an extra set of hands.  In fact at one point he suggested we might need a third set of hands but since we are the only ones here, that was not to be. 

tractor cart finished
But see, it is built and works.  Now we just need to hitch it up and pull something.  Disappointed smile

Dot Swap Blocks 4
Then back in the studio to start putting together blocks for an embroidery swap.  Here are two but I actually finished three.  I have 9 more to go but they are not due until Aug 1 so I am fitting them in between other projects.

The one thing I did not start was Judy’s feathers lessons.  I am ready to start but decided I needed to get a couple of other things done and then will work at my own speed.  I really like my Carpenters Star so I am a little nervous about making a mess of it.  Oh, well………….


scraphappy said...

Looks like you are making good progress on lots of fronts. Somehow throwing a set of finished blocks up o the design wall always seems to get them that much closer to turning into a finished quilt.

Sue Daurio said...

Wow, love the fabric for your Carol Doak mystery. I'll have to check that one out. I'm a little low on projects right now.

Quilter Kathy said...

So nice to see your quilt along blocks again...I loved your blocks and they will make a very fresh spring quilt.
I know what you mean about being worried that the quilting will "wreck" a quilt that you like. I think that is why a lot of people don't do their own quilting.

Melinda said...

Your quilting is very good on everything I have seen so just go ahead and work on your Carpenters Star, it will be great!

Judy D in WA said...

Love those blocks..I'm going to miss the dragon. Hope he can come out to play again soon. The Carol Doak blocks look great.
I know how you feel about the Carpenter's Star. I'm still nervous about starting on mine. Soon, very soon. :)

Chris said...

You have been busy. I love your QAL blocks. I need to finish my set for the last one. I have half of them done so far.

QuiltSwissy said...

That dragon is incredible! WOW!

make.share.give said...

I love the colors in the jelly roll blocks, your mystery quilt is gonna be cool, and your embroidery blocks are one of my favorites. I made one in reds with gingham, but didn't think of putting something in the middle. Very nice work.

Vicki said...

Looks great and I love your Carol Doak blocks. Such fabrics you have! I think that you will do great with the feathers on your carpenter star, you do great work. I have found that sometimes you just have to jump into the pool!!! Enjoy!

Kate said...

Love the bright jelly roll blocks and the Carol Doak Blocks. Great projects.

Glenda said...

Your dragon is looking fantastic, it was fun watching him grow!!!!! You sure are busy with all your different sewing, love the centre of the embroidery swap blocks. Cheers Glenda

Bunny said...

You have been a busy gal. Love your dragon. Happy stitching.

Esther Aliu said...

I really think your dragon is superb! And I agree, having something up on the design wall really helps focus and getting things done! The Mystery Blocks you have made also look great together, great fabric choice