Monday, January 18, 2021

Design Wall Monday - January 18, 2021

 Good Morning Quilters!  Well, I had 6 units completed last Monday, and said if I increased by 50%, there would be 9 completed by today, and there are now 9.   If I increased production by 50% again, it would mean 9 + 4.5 units.....13.5 completed.  

Not happening, as that would be pushing production too much and this factory (me) has quality control issues if I run it too fast.  Here are the 9 blocks and the piece measures about 35 x35 inches right now. Each unit should be 12.5 x 12.5 inches before sewing them together, so the entire unit would be 36.5 x 36.5 if 1/4 inch seams were constant.  My seam allowances were not all the same sizes when this project was started.  

Also, the May Day Flower Basket blocks continue along.  This block was finished yesterday, just in time to show you the picture this morning.  The French knots are getting so easy for me now, I feel I could do them in my sleep.  

What are you working on?  So many great blog linkups last week - keep it up!  I looked at some each day all week long, to cheer me up.  Please linkup and mention this Design Wall Monday post somewhere within your post.  And also provide a link so quilters can come here to see all the other great blogs.   

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Monday, January 11, 2021

Design Wall Monday - January 11, 2021

 Good Morning Quilters.  My week has again been filled with non-quilty things, but I did get some more Drunkard’s Path blocks sewn together.  I think of 16 of the concave/convex two pieces sewn together as one “block”:

So last week I had four “blocks” and now there are six.....50% increase!  I don’t have a pattern, so I am sewing along until I feel it is big enough.  If I increased its size by 50% each week.....hmmmmmm....that would mean three “blocks” this week, and 4 and 1/2 “blocks” the next week.  lol In no time it would be completed.  

How about you - did you make some progress this last week?

We have enjoyed being at the cabin, away from everything and yesterday I looked out the window at two colorful ice houses (fishing shanties) on the frozen lake.   One is bright red and the other one bright blue. Soon there will be a village of these little shanties out there.  I wish there was such peace and tranquility as this everywhere in the world, but know that it is not so.  

Thanks so much for all of the beautiful linkups last Monday, and you did indeed cheer me up.  Let’s see what you link up with this Monday!  I’m looking forward to seeing your pictures and reading your blogs.  Please remember to provide a link to this post and also mention Design Wall Mondays to your readers.  Thanks!

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Monday, January 4, 2021

Design Wall Monday - January 4, 2021

Well, here we are in 2021, and my start of the new year has been unsettling.  We are up at the cabin and had not planned to be up here, so I don’t have much to report about my quilting, as there is not much I’ve had time to work on.

But I am working on an old project that I started in 2012.  I took a class about curved seams and started this drunkard’s path quilt.   I blogged about it (Here)

Currently, the project is now: 

I can see that my 1/4 inch seam accuracy has improved since I made this beginning part eight years ago, and now I am enjoying getting convex and concave pieces of fabric sewn together.  A little miracle with each seam.   

Since I don’t have a lot to report about quilting today, it is the perfect opportunity to tell you all how much I appreciate your participation in Design Wall Mondays.  You always inspire me, teach me, make me laugh, and encourage me.  I thank you for the bottom of my heart.

So I am looking forward to pictures and posts today.  Please participate and cheer up this old lady.  I ask that you mention Design Wall Monday somewhere in your post, and also provide a link to this particular post so people can come here and see the other posts.  Thank you.

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