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
Another Stormy Seas block did get done last night. This one makes me think of big frothy waves. When I started working with the extra pieces, I said I’d get at least two blocks of the Stormy Seas top done this week so I’m at least halfway there. I had forgotten just how much fun these blocks are to put together.
That one will join these 17 blocks as last seen on my makeshift design wall. I’m starting to have some different ideas about setting these blocks and may stop making blocks that use only 2 fabrics after the next two are completed and instead start using 3 or 4 batiks in each block. Once I have 20 of them done, I’ll make that decision.
Yesterday was yet another incredibly mild day for January. No matter what winter may throw at us now, it can’t possibly last long.
While Baxter doesn’t seem to mind having his photo taken, he doesn’t pose. Mr. Q.O. grabs a shot quickly, what he calls “shots from the hip”.