Sunday, November 25, 2012

Random sewing...

Not really focused on any particular project this weekend but I am sewing a lot...

My Dh has had to work all holiday and I have developed new MS symptoms...random facial and eye twitches (think of the police commander in the Pink Panther....yuck!)  Anyways, they have kept me indoors and though they make me a bit cautious using the rotary cutter I have got some things done!

I cut my strips for the first step of Easy Street...Bonnie Hunter's latest mystery quilt.  I sewed a few together and like the repro gray I pulled from my stash.  It was difficult finding a gray that could hold up to the white and black fabrics...
                                                         Tim Latimar's mock-up....
Also I pulled some seed/orphan blocks from the sewing room to test out a scrappy Road to California Block.  A facebook group I belong to have been discussing this pattern.  The quilt from Laura Fisher Quilts  (a great source for antique quilts) is white and green and looks great a two color quilt.  Tim Latimar of TimQuilts.com did some great two color mock up's of the many ways this block could be set.  A question did come up on how it would work as a scrappy block.

Well I just happened to have a stack of HST left over from my Ribbon Candy quilt and a basket full of four patches from various leader and ender runs so.....


It isn't quite as graphic as the two color but then you get the fun of the fabrics!  Like it both ways....though you can see why some of these blocks ended up in the orphan pile...needed some squaring up!

5 comments:

regan said...

Sorry about the twitches.....hope they don't stay long. And I saw Tim's post with his mock-ups.... so many wonderful options! I have a stack of blue scrappy strips that are just begging to be put into a two color quilt.....blue and neutral it is!

Frog Quilter said...

Hope,you,are feeling better soon. I'd love to run into you.again.

P.S. have my step 1 done :-)

Janet O. said...

Are the new symptoms things that you will have to continue to deal with in the future or can they be a one time thing--or do you just never know?
I've made some Road to California blocks before and used them around a medallion center. They were scrappy and I really liked them.

Impera_Magna said...

(((hugs))) Hope the twitches are short lived! Sewing therapy is a good thing...

Tonya Ricucci said...

ugh, stupid MS! the blocks are fun, really love the bright blocks you've been making lately.