Monday, August 12, 2013

No Design Wall

Well, that’s not quite true.  I still have a design wall but there is nothing on it.  I have been busy in other ways.

next row
I have been quilting on the Funky Chickens and am now halfway done.  See, it is finally off the floor. 

chicken #5
Here is Chicken #5

#5 close-up
And here he is in his close-up.

chicken #6
And this is Chicken #6

#6 close=up
And not posing for his close-up.

#7 background
And now we are working on #7 (background is done).

#8 background
And #8 (background done).  I only get about half a row done each day but I leave the quilting room with a big smile on my face.

half done
And when I leave the quilting room I usually head for my lazyboy and these sticks.  I am a little more than half-way through with this, my first sock and it also causes me to grin.

most of foot
Of course I got a big belly laugh from DH when I slipped it on yesterday, just to see how much more of my foot it covers than last week.

DTH #4
And Sunday I finally got to work on something that will make it to the Design Wall next week.  This is a block every other week quilt put out by the Fat Quarter Shop.  I loved the picture of the finished quilt so I started it.  I have the first 2 parts done and then got involved with knitting and just collected the installments.  So Sunday I decided I needed to get back to work on it.

cutting instructions
Just look at this cutting list for “one block!”   Who ever wants to cut 40 1 1/2” squares?  Well not me, but I did.

pieces ready for sewing
And now all those parts are waiting for me to put them together today.  I pretty much have to get to work on this since I already have a plan for it. 

Our daughter and SIL are on vacation in MD where they are visiting our son (her twin), DIL, and granddaughter.  It is really fun to follow their trip on Facebook: we almost feel like we are with them all.  Of course, a few pictures would be nice:  hint, hint.  Angel


Quilter Kathy said...

So fun watching the chickens come to life!
And if you leave the quilting room with a smile, their work is done!!

loulee said...

It's good fun seeing all your chickens. They are so bright and jolly.
Your sock looks like fun too.

Ramona said...

I love your chickens!! They make me smile. And your sock is coming along nicely, too. The yarn is great!!

Rhonda said...

Gari, those chickens are too funny. Love all the fabrics and the way you are quilting. Knitting is something that confuses me but you look like you are off to an excellent start. You go girl!!

Nann said...

The chickens are cluck-cluck-cute! That ornament project looks intriguing....I'll go check it out. Fun socks!

Sue Daurio said...

What a thrill when the quilt comes off the floor. Those chickens make me smile everytime. I'm gonna be a little sad when you finish that one up.

Teresaquilts said...

always wanted to do a chicken quilt, great inspiration

Bonnie said...

Wowzer! Your chickens are looking great. You're putting in a lot of quilting on them but they will be fabulous when done. You are doing way better on your socks than I am! I think I have about an inch of cuff so far. Hum, maybe I should do a little on that some day! I think we started about the same time. Sigh.

Wonky Girl said...

You sure are a buzzy little bee! (Puts me all to shame). LOL
That being said, I do enjoying watching progress on all of your fun projects.
I'm here cheering you on.

Anonymous said...

Your projects are so beautiful. I love your chickens quilt. It is fabulous. Your socks look great, I have never tried them! Wonderful stuff going on.