Sunday, September 23, 2018

Jacob's Ladder Series-Drawing #74



84" by 96", 6" All A Blocks, rotated to form diamonds, then color placement forms large, overall diamonds, lots of white bands for a light, airy feel.

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Jacob's Ladder Series-Drawing #73


84" by 84", 6" A and B Blocks, playing with rotation. Rotated blocks to form diamond motifs in some columns, and to form chevrons in others. 

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Monday, September 17, 2018

Preparing for Fall Shows

     We are rapidly hurtling towards autumn around here. It sure doesn't feel like it if you go outside in the afternoon, but the calendar tells me so. Since I have 4 fall shows coming up in the next 3 weeks, I thought it might be a good idea to make a few new sets of pillowcases and potholders to add to my small items. 
 



     I just enjoy choosing the fabric groupings for the pillowcases, and the improvisational piecing on the potholders is so much fun!

     I also finished putting the rest of my Van Gogh economy blocks up on the wall. I will study them for a couple of weeks to make sure I like the layout.


     I sewed with my friend Eleanor last week, and she has started another beautiful quilt, from one of my drawings. I just love the fabrics she chose this time!
 

     So that is what I have been up to this week. Thanks for stopping by! I will link up with:  Design Wall Monday
          Main Crush Monday 
          Moving it Forward Monday 
          Oh Scrap!

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Jacob's Ladder Series-Drawing #72


63" by 90" 9" A and B Blocks, rotated to form diamond motifs
Used purple, green, and white blocks to make a smaller quilt, with larger blocks, in a simpler layout

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Jacob's Ladder Series-Drawing #71


72" by 90", 9"  A and B blocks
went back to the black, red, gray, and white layout, and rotated blocks to make chevrons

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Economy Block Quilt Finally on the Design Wall

     So I am finally beginning to put my economy blocks up on the design wall.


     I have been working on these blocks for years, but they are finally all completed. It has been handy to have this easy project to carry around with me on trips, and visits and such. The best part is that all of the fabric for this quilt came from my stash and scrap bins.

     I want to finish it to show in a class I will be teaching for the Lake and Mountain Quilters in Seneca SC this November called My Water Lilies. I got the color way for this quilt from this painting from Vincent Van Gogh. I always like to show class participants several different ways to use any idea iof I can.


     The My Water Lilies class is about using paintings as a reference for your quilts.  

     I am so excited to see it finally going up on the design wall. I think there will be a fair amount of rearranging before I am satisfied with the layout, and can start sewing these blocks together. 

I am linking up with: Design Wall Monday
                            Moving it Forward Monday

                            Monday Making 
                            Oh Scrap! 
                            Main Crush Monday
                               
     That is what I have been up to! I hope you have something you feel you are making good progress on. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Jacob's Ladder Series-Drawing #70


72" by 90"
9" blocks
A and B blocks with some rotating to form chevrons

To learn more about this series read this