søndag, januar 09, 2011

Winter sewing

This is wonderful. Real winter. The kids love it. Everything is quiet and embracing. So much better than the cold cold days before this blanket came. We had some days of minus 18 degrees celsius.
And it inspires to colorful activities indoors. I am slowly working to complete the flying geese sashing rows. There are still a lot of geese and skies to be cut. These are mere a beginning.
Barbara Brackman is graciously hosting a block of the week quilt along. These are my first blocks. Being a lazy daisy and discovering the measurements for the saw tooth part of the star were the same as the geese above, I decided to use some that were already sewn. I was pretty happy with the result. When I had deciced on which cornerstones to use, I discovered there were some of Ms. Brackman's fabrics in there - the cornerstones and the red 'goose'. I look forward to the next block! Which will it be?
Dreaming of ocean waves. Only two half square triangles of a myriad. I will try to piece these without marking sewing lines - according to Jinny Beyer's method - eyeballing the seam allowance. But in what color scheme?
Also longing for the first bicycle ride this year...

See ya!

11 kommentarer:

Crispy sa...

You look as cold and snowy as we have been. It's snowing again today. You are so brave to eyeball the seam allowance. After 20 years of hand piecing, I still can't do that LOL.

Crispy

Floh sa...

I am glad that you are still sewing. Somehow I lost your blog! But there he is again, great!

merumo sa...

Happy New Year Una! Good to see your post with fun things! I love your scrappy blocks a lot. Hope to get to see more soon.

Meredith sa...

It is nice to enjoy the quiet that snow brings. Your projects are looking great. I want to make an ocean wave quilt myself. I will be interetsed in hearing how eye balling the seam allowance goes. I think you can do it.

liz sa...

Oh I love to watch what you are working on. Your colour sense is wonderful. Glad I'm not sharing the cold.

Lisa sa...

Wow, Una, you will be tired of geese and HST by the time you are done! I loved looking at the fabrics in your geese. Doesn't having all that snow give you a nice safe feeling when you're home. It makes me feel insulated from the world.

Taryn sa...

You are the bravest woman I know!! Eyeballing the seam allowance? How can you do that? I love everything you are working on. The snow is beautiful. Such a disappointment to have so much old without the reward of the the soft white stuff.

pratima sa...

Hi Una, so nice to see your post after a long time and lovely to see the pretty projects you've been working on. Love your scrappy geese and I'm intrigued with your new blue and white pieces.
Happy New Year and happy Stitching!

Janet sa...

Your snow photos are so beautiful but it does look chilly there. I love the blocks and the ocean waves is a great quilt pattern, have you checked the measurement to see if your eyeballing is right?

david sa...

I really love your blocks!!! the choice of fabrics is perfect. Your George coverlet blocks are stunning!! Your blog with its beautiful pictures is truly inspirational ;-)

ale balanzario sa...

Beautiful blog, : )