Remember the Stormy Seas quilt blocks? It’s another project that is very long overdue for some attention. There are 26 completed blocks in that stack. The last time I showed these on the blog was in 2012, when I posted … Continue reading
While all the border segments for the Patchwork of the Crosses quilt are done and border segments have now been added to the last two blocks of the first row, I started thinking about what project I want to work … Continue reading
I couldn’t resist putting the 25 finished Stormy Seas blocks up on the wall to see how they look. There are more blocks to be made with the darkest of the blues, some with the lightest and some of those … Continue reading
I was surprised when I realized I now have 25 blocks finished. Only 17 more to go. Maybe this weekend I’ll put the 25 up on the design wall just to get a feel for how they look so far. … Continue reading
This block was a bit of a challenge. Why? Because the darker of the two batiks has a metallic element to it and is harder than most to needle. I definitely switched needles after stitching this one. Now there are … Continue reading
Another one finished and now only 19 to go. I seem to be leaning to working on this and Memories of Smudge at the same time, although once Friday comes it will be the Memories of Smudge blocks only until … Continue reading
This was the total of my stitching yesterday. One centre and the four little square in a square corners for another Stormy Seas block. With any luck, I’ll get the diamonds into rectangles and the block put together tonight. Looking … Continue reading
The poll is closed. It was fun watching the votes come in over the weekend and I loved reading the comments. The lead went back and forth between Stormy Seas and Memories of Smudge but Memories of Smudge is the clear … Continue reading
Yes, it has been a very long time since I’ve worked on these. But two more were finished on the weekend. They are made with the 6.75″ Inklingo Storm at Sea collection. Because I’m doing the double diamond block, the … Continue reading
Seems I got a bit more distracted last night. I wanted to make another of the 6.75″ batik stars with the extra Storm at Sea pieces I had printed. It was sort of bargaining that went on internally, “Hmm. You have two of the four cornerstones for the pieced border done, so you can play again. But only tonight. Tomorrow you have to make another one of the cornerstones.”
Because it’s a batik, it presses like a charm. I really have no idea how many of these stars I’ll make and what else I’ll do with the extra pieces, but it’s fun to have the option to just pick up and stitch a block like this every once in a while. I think I’ve finally learned my lesson and am grading the seams as I go.
The Drunkard’s Trail/Snail’s Trail has me absolutely captivated. I have many ideas flying around in my mind now and know I’ll end up making at least two and probably more quilts using those shapes. There’s one idea that’s begging to be made soon. Of course, the fact that there’s all that delicious curved piecing has something to do with my fascination with that pattern. Whether these ideas will wait until the red and white top is finished remains to be seen.
It was another remarkably warm day here yesterday and today sounds like it’s going to be even warmer yet. Then it looks like we crash back to the reality of March but what a nice treat this taste of summer has been.
This may be one of my favourite pictures of Baxter yet. I love how well his lynx tips show up.