Monday, August 13, 2012
New and Old Projects
This is what is on the wall in my studio.
On the right are two Funky Chicken blocks. I had the top one done early in the week and put the second one together on Sunday.
I am really having fun dreaming up the colors for these chickens. They are fused using as colorful batiks I could find.
I am still 6 months behind in making these “funky chickens” so the fun is going to be going on for quite some time. And I have several batiks I haven’t even used, yet.
And here are the five blocks I made for the Heart’s Desire BOM last year. I loved making these blocks but they were way beyond my abilities. So I stopped with just these 5. And now I am feeling the need to figure out how to make them into a quilt. So I put them on the wall so I can begin the process of designing.
Sometimes this works as it did with this quilt. It came from 5 leftover blocks that I didn’t much like. I put these blocks on the wall three times before a quilt bloomed. Because of how long it took, I called it “Better Late.”
Other times the blocks wind up back in their box waiting for another day to strut their stuff on my quilting stage: the design wall.