Monday, November 15, 2010

design wall monday; slow but steady . . .

C'est la vie. I didn't get as far as I had hoped on my quilting projects this week, but I did make some progress -- and I got to sew, so I'm happy!

One nice thing? I got the room organized so that Todd and I can both be at our respective tables at the same time. We actually spent yesterday evening together in the bunkroom; him at his desk on the laptop, and me at my table with the sewing machine! It was quite lovely.

It was Todd who suggested I lower the ironing board, so I could just turn in my chair from the sewing machine to iron. He's *brilliant*! Why have I never thought of this? I was so happy, sewing and pressing and sewing, without having to get up! LOL!

I did purchase my (nearly) solid fabric for the last hexagons I need to cut . . .

I think the print is small and delicate enough that it will be okay. I'll try and cut/sew/cut those triangles out sometime this week -- maybe Tuesday?

I also got these strips sewn and cut; they're ready to be pieced into the halves.

I'll *try* to get to those this week too, but I'm not promising myself anything! Until now I was doing this quilt just to do it, but now I've got a recipient in mind, so that will make it even more fun!

I finished piecing the other three Arrowhead blocks . . . I love how they turned out!

Although now that I've finished them, I'm not sure what I'll do with them! I only did them in the first place because I was succumbing to peer pressure! Perhaps I'll just put them away for now, and pull them out again after Christmas -- and after grandbaby two arrives!

Speaking of which, Jocelyn and I went online yesterday and did pick out her fabrics -- so cute! It's from Adornit's Life's a Hoot line.

She saw it in a store in Seattle and fell in love with it! We'll do bumper pads, curtains, and a quilt. Fun stuff!

To see what other projects are being worked on out there, head on over to Judy Laquidara's Patchwork Times!

As for me, I'm headed out to spend the day with my Sawyer. Yay for me! Crock pot is in hand -- tonight's dinner will feature one of our family's favorites -- pork tenderloin with sauerkraut!

Hasta la vista!

:)

15 left a comment . . .:

Kate said...

The Arrowhead blocks came out great. The Life's a Hoot will be so cute in a baby's room.

Tamera said...

LOVE the Life's a Hoot! Can't wait to see it made up.

QuiltSwissy said...

Love your arrowheads and owls! LOL.

glen

Bonnie said...

I bought that issue of quiltmaker just to get the arrowhead pattern. I want to give it a try too. Yours turned out great. They would be great as a quilt of valor or a donation quilt to a charity. Of course, I guess you'd need more than 6 blocks, eh?

Kristie @ Me and My House said...

I love all that you're working on. I need to get mine finished. It's looking like I won't be displaying the fall side this year. Though I have considered putting it on the loveseat on the porch as is, while I work on the Christmas side. (Did I tell you I decided to do this as a reversible holiday quilt? One side will be fall and one will be Christmas?)

Also...is there a particular recipe or method to this meal? Sounds like something I'd like to try.

Teaquilts said...

Denise I had to laugh at your comment on Judy's site. I too wish I could post photos of all my mental sewing. Loved your post.

Chris said...

Sew many wonderful projects. I love the way you have the iron right up close and personal. Walking from my machine to the iron is the best exercise I get LOL

Gari said...

Your sewing space looks so cozy. And I really like the idea of both of you in there together. I am trying to learn how to use the crock pot so I can sew and not worry/think about meals.

Pat said...

I just love the arrow head blocks. They are really looking great.

Cathy said...

Those owls are just the cutest thing ever! And, your hexies are starting to tempt me......... Hmmmmm, hexies out of baby themed prints????

Quilter Kathy said...

Aren't the arrowhead blocks so fun to sew?!?
Looking forward to seeing how your hexagons turn out!
Be careful not to sit too long in your chair so that when you want to get up and walk...your body has seized up and you can't walk!!

Barb in Mi said...

Great arrowheads and owls! I always jump up and hop over to my ironing board - just to get some movement in...

Pat said...

Love the arrowhead blocks and my friend loves (and buys) all the owl fabrics she can find. I do believe I have seen that fabric as a recent acquisition of hers. GOOD idea to have the ironing board set up so you can just turn and press!!! I might have to try that, too.

Karen S said...

I like those triangles. Your space is looking good too.

Paula and Mel said...

You really peeked my interest with the arrowhead blocks. I had to go buy the magazine. I gotta try it. I have been standing in front of my stash and picking out fabric for hours!
The owl quilt will be sew cute! Can't wait to see it.
You sew girl!
Hugs
Paula