Friday, June 3, 2011

Sewing up a storm -- the leaves are rustling!

You would think recovering from shingles would necessitate a quiet peaceful calm period, but not so.  I did manage to grab some time yesterday to sew up a storm though.  I completed a star BOM block.  Absolutely wonderful!  I found the seams were a bit thick but that is just a learning experience to show that I needed to be aware of where the seams were and make cuts accordingly. 

The background is a grey swirly cloudy piece that will allow the made fabric to stand out and still give some texture to the quilt.

I got lost in making the star block and didn't realize what time it was.  I had to feed the dogs and head out to the guild meeting.  Oh, and make supper too!  So I just had the time to make the templates for the pinwheel block.  I think I am going to paperpiece them rather than cut individual pieces out. 

Here is a pile of freezer paper templates.  I guess I could just cut them out and sew them together.  You know, it all comes out the same in the end!  (Duh!  after I posted this I went to look at my pile, there is not going to be paperpiecing going on here, I already cut it all up!  LOL)
I was feeling pretty tired and my arm and neck were hurting so I left the meeting early.  I was tired of that ice pick stabbing my shoulder and making everything itch.  But my night instantly brightened when Frank met me at the door with a package from Seattle!  I knew just what it was.  LEAVES!

So here are the blocks I have so far.  Thank you Leeann!  I love the postcard, is that one of yours??? 

The leaves are fabulous.  I must admit, when I thought neutral, it never occurred to me that prints could be involved.  Why, I don't know.  But I do love the prints.  Now I am going to have to make some of my own.  I think I will try to find a wonky bird and add a few in this tree!

OH, maybe a nest too!  Oh I do so love this tree!

After I cropped this photo, I looked at the original and thought, hmmmm, I like the color in the edge there.  I have too many things on my design wall, I must resolve to finish a few now. 

Don't show me any more of your fabulous stuff until I get some of this finished, OK?



Nifty Quilts said...

Hi Glen, I'm glad you like the leaves. This is going to be one fabulous quilt! No, the postcard is not one of my quilts.

Victoria Findlay Wolfe said...

the star block looks great! and your leaves, SIGH!
they look great! yes, you will be getting more pattern'd neutrals from me... they have been mailed you should be getting them shortly... they looks awesome!

I made my mother get vaccinated for shingles... I hear it's awful, hope your feeling better...

Nancy Bowron said...

I wasn't sure where you were going with the leaves, but now see a glimpse of your direction with the trunk and mention of a bird! I am sooo looking forward to seeing this progress!

Miki Willa said...

The star is great. Love the colors. Your tree quilt is goint obe outstanding. I hope you get relief from the shingles very soon.

em's scrapbag said...

Great star block! I'm lovin' all your leaves!