Design Wall Monday

Stitching Update:

I’ve finished a small paper-pieced top that I can’t show you yet, as it will be part of an exhibit.   No picture, but it felt like a big  Ta-DAA!!! to get the top done.  Now to do an all-over quilting design on it that will kind of blend away, as the focus is on the piecing.

Now I’m back to work on some kaleidoscope blocks and will try to figure out how I want to make them into a quilt.  I’ve shown some of the blocks before, but here is one of them (this is from a Paula Nadelstern class).  This block is about 14″ square.

07-09-2014 365 kaleidoscope block

And I stitched up a couple of Quick Strippie Quilts (ala Maryquilts.com).  (The tops only are done, and not even trimmed yet.)  Cutest and easiest pattern ever.  Perfect for babies.  About 2/3 of each quilt is shown over the railing  The dark print between the puppies is puppy tracks:

quick strippie puppy

quick strippie floral stripe

Knitting Update:

I made a Sack Hat/Cowl this week.  The pattern is a free one on ravelry.  The yarn is Stonehenge Fiber Mill Crazy .  Super easy…basically a tube, make some eyelets a couple of inchest from the top, make an icord to run through the eyelets, and it’s a hat.  My next hat I’ll use a little heavier yarn, more of a true worsted weight.

sack hat

Photography Update:

We had a wonderful time in Texas this year, even with chilly, damp weather.  It was probably my best photo winter ever, and I don’t know if the photo opportunities were really better or if I’m just getting to know my camera better.  Maybe both.

A couple of favorite shots from this winter.

Juvenile Black-Crowned Night Heron:

Juvie BC Night Heron

Mockingbird:

Mockingbird

Dark-Eyed Junco

snowy dark eyed junco

Thanks for stopping by today!

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4 thoughts on “Design Wall Monday”

  1. Your Paula block is stunning. I know, the fabric does all the work, but still …. Looks like you have definitely mastered the camera. I love seeing (and taking) bird pics.

  2. I host Paula in May for our Guild. I am undecided about taking one of the classes. I usually have my hands full with the responsibility of caring for our guests! Not sure I want another start of something either.

  3. That block is wonderful. I hate it when I am working on a project that can not be shared. Bummer. I enjoy watching our birds all winter long. Of course, I’m sick of winter. I wonder if the birds care or not!

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