This weekend was spent conquering the Ocean Waves! Well these aren't tidal waves just tiny little ripples. Or should I say TEDIOUS waves. After searching vast internet ocean of HST's quilt patterns I found this block to be the most appealing. Changing the size and the center square. My idea came from She can quilt blog. Her block is much bigger, 24 inches.
Sewing these little 1.25 squares together can by quite tricky. There's so little for the feed dogs to grab. They want to shift when going over the seams. With a little trial and error I found that by pulling the chained pieces from the back helped to keep them sailing straight.
It's not a fast moving voyage. Each block takes about an hour to piece. That's about my limit on sitting in one spot.
Here's a rough draft of the finished product. 15x22 See just smal little ripples...
Let me explain that I didn't cut all these small pieces. They are clipped corners from this quilt. Squaring them up was needed. Throwing away sewable fabric isn't an option. Many times I've tossed small pieces in the trash only to go back and dig them out. It's some type of OCD I'm sure of it!
Well it's back to the studio. One more coat of paint on the last cabinet! Yeah! Now a new decision, what color to paint the walls? As soon as everything is back in place I'll give you the grand tour of what's been done so far. Not only have I been painting, but sewing up some accesories.
With all the cold weather and snow quilters have been stitching up a storm. Slide on over to Judy's to see some warm and inviting design walls that are sure to light a fire in your creativity!