Thursday, October 15, 2020

Just Checking In

Irish Chain with Solids is slowly being quilted. I'm quilting it as I follow Angela Walters' "Quilting with Rulers Challenge".

I continue working on projects and finished the top Basket Weave Strings. I decided to use a teal grunge for the background.

The inner border is a plain cotton in the same color.

I've put together a couple of blocks for the Aspen quilt.

I ordered this book, Quilts for Scrap Lovers: 16 Projects: Start with Simple Squares by Judy Gauthier after watching Judy on The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show. 

I wanted to see this simple block and how she was making it and using it. It is the only block used in the cover quilt of the book.

First I took my new color wheel (I've never actually owned one before.) and pulled some fabrics from my stash.

Then I made a few blocks, well it was quite a few. I took the liberty of making the blocks my way instead of Judy's because I really don't mind working with triangles.  I still need to finish sewing the blocks together.

A couple of days ago, I found this picture and decided to make a few blocks for a quilt I'll call Batik Knots. I have a lot of 2 1/2" batik squares and thought it would be a good way to use some of them. Figuring out the size of the middle dark square took a little time, figuring, and testing. I finally settled on a 3 3/8" square. It might have been faster to track down the square on the Olfa website but I don't know what size their yellow squares are and I do know mine are already cut at 2 1/2".

Here is the first block I made.

And now I have enough to see what my quilt will probably look like.

I'm still knitting - I'm on the last sleeve for my sweater and I have 8 of 12 blocks finished for the afghan. I am spending a lot of time knitting because I'm having some back problems. I'll see a specialist next week. In the meantime I have physical therapy. I had a CT scan because I can't have an MRI with the screws in my back. My PT said we're going to treat this like it is a pinched nerve for the time being. I'm pretty comfortable when I'm sitting and knitting so that works for now.


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