Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Midweek Makers 350

Welcome to Midweek Makers!

Phew! Our heat wave moved on, and now we've got rain, much needed rain. A lot of the plants in my yard are struggling with less water, while at our other, previously ivy infested house, we're worried about soil erosion down a hill. Ugh.

Anyway, since the yard work has slowed to just weekends, I've now resolved to work on a quilt I designed almost two years ago for my son. The goal is to have it done by Christmas so that he can put it on his queen size bed at the other house. 

You may remember a couple blocks, the palm tree and sailboat.

I've now decided I don't like the palm fronds as the color placement is blah, and there are too many pieces. It's been redesigned, though I have yet to stitch it. As for the sailboat, I've redesigned that too, to make construction simpler.

And there in lies the reason for the delay on making this quilt. Complex construction. Sometimes I fall victim to that. My goal going forward is to simplify block construction to still achieve the look I want. 

So, I'm methodically going through these quilt blocks to make them easier to put together. That involves more paper piecing and applique, techniques I really should be embracing over standard piecing. Expect to see more blocks over the next few months - weather permitting!

Now onto a few features from last week's party!

DonnaleeQ has finished her Curio quilt top and sent it to the quilter,

Songbird Designs finished this pretty Cosmic Jewels quilt,

and Bell Creek Quilts shared an adorable sailboat themed baby quilt.

What's your share this week? Come link up!

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  1. I am glad your weather is settling down and you got some rain. We had 86 deg. yesterday and now for the next few days mid 60, crazy drop!

  2. I had wondered when you were pulling out all your ground cover of ivy what would happen if you had excessive rain - I hope no mud slides and that you do not lose a lot of dirt.

  3. So cute how you've added QuiltFabrication to your blocks! I look forward to seeing more blocks, Susan!!!

  4. Glad you got some rain, Susan! Hopefully you won't have any erosion. That quilt is gonna be cute - looking forward to the finish! Thanks so much for the feature!

  5. Oh gosh, Susan -- I can definitely relate! We both ought to hang giant reminder signs in our studios: "SIMPLIFY!!!"

  6. I’m glad your weather has become more cooperative! And your new - old project sounds really interesting. I’ll be glad to watch it grow.

  7. First day of Fall and our temps plummeted! We are still set for a few 90 degree days.

  8. Still behind on rain here, but morning walk is much cooler. I am designing a quilt as I go along and I will tell you it takes time time time. Bet your son's quilt will be pretty when you complete it! Hugs


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