Monday, January 21, 2013

Things Are Progressing

DW 1-21-13
My design wall this morning is almost all covered.
As you can see I have completed more Easy Street blocks: I have continued to do one block a day (except that I made two blocks yesterday).  I have 11 full blocks, 5 large triangles and 2 small triangles left to do.  There are only 10 more days in this month so unless I up my work schedule to two blocks a day, I will not have this center done by the end of the month.  We’ll see what happens.



Jan Fishy block
Also on the wall is my completed Fishy block for January.  I love the background fabric but it is a little dark so I will have to be very careful to choose lighter fish fabrics so they don’t get lost.  I think this is going to be another really fun quilt top.


CD Feb 2013 block
I also have completed 2 of the 4 mini blocks for Carol Doak’s mystery quilt.  I think she said this was the last of the blocks so next we will be getting the setting directions.  I really do enjoy paper piecing so I hate to see this coming to an end.  Maybe I’ll look into a New York Beauty type of quilt to do next.



Feathered Star quilting
I did finally start the quilting on my feathered star table topper.  I thought I had made it about 2-3 years ago but was told this week that we got together to learn how to make feathered stars 4 years ago.  So this qualifies as my oldest UFO, soon to be completed.



friendship star quilting
It’s not very big, about 40” square but is going to look wonderful on the dining room table.





circle tools
These are the fancy tools I used to mark the squares for circle feathers.  Nothing but the best here.  Flirt male



can't make the bed
This is all the help I have around here.  They were refusing to get up so I couldn’t make the bed.  Of course, I was very disappointed.




how can I make it move
And Ms. Murphy is still attempting to figure out how to use the Pilates machine.  Just this morning she was asking “how do I make this thing move?”



20 comments:

Frog Quilter said...

Reading your post put a smile on my face. I thought I was the only person not to make the bed because of a pet laying on it... In my case it would be cats.

kwiltnkats said...

Gari, I love the colors of your Easy Street. You are in some good company! Sandi

Rhonda said...

Girlfriend, you have really, really been busy. The Easy Street look fantastic. The fishy block looks fun. Is that a mystery quilt as well??

mycreativecorner3 said...

The easy street is beautiful. I love your feathers on the frame. I have always wanted to make a feathered star. I should try it. Very pretty indeed.

Linda said...

Your Easy Street is looking great. I've slowed down on my blocks but after this busy week coming up I do plan to get back to sewing those blocks together. I love your fishy blocks. How cute!

Sylvia said...

Love the fish!

Cheryl in Friendsville said...

Love your Easy Street and the Fish!!!

Jill said...

You've been busy! Your fishy is so cute :) I LOVE the fabrics in your feathered star table topper.

Quilter Kathy said...

What a fun post...you have a little bit of everything going on in your sewing room!

AnnieO said...

Your Easy Street is coming along great. Two blocks a day is a bit of piecing but nothing you can't handle. Lots of other great sewing in your life too. The fishy is looking good, and so are your feathers. Good thing you have pets to keep you out of bed and off the Pilates machine so you can quilt :)

Debbie said...

Lots of great eye candy today!

Kevin the Quilter said...

Your Easy Street is moving right along! Lovin' it! That fish quilt is going to be so cool!

Marjorie said...

I'm with Ms Murphy. And much like she does, I don't let it bother me for long.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Wonderful projects. Congrats on getting out that old UFO. Your quilting is lovely.

Bunny said...

Love the runner and that fish is amazing.

LynCC said...

Love this fish, Gari. :) And that table topper is gorgeous - such pretty soothing florals. And Go, Mrs. Murphy!! (She's beautiful - our calico could stand to do some serious time on the treadmill with me, she's such a pudgie. But we've gone a long way toward correcting that.)

Maribel said...

The colors you chose for Easy Street are wonderful. I am doing this one too but have only completed the first 3 steps. You are leaving me in the dust.

Kate said...

Easy Street is looking good, lots of progress. Love the colors in your feathered star project.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Such a cute Fishy you have there.

ANudge said...

First those cute funky chickens and now the cute fish - you make such fun quilts. Love the colors of your Easy Street. Why didn't I think of orange? Great post.