Tuesday, February 05, 2013

QAWM : 30 Blocks, Arranged

I've completed 30 blocks which measure more or less 5'x6' which is good enough for a nice nap quilt for me. Looking at the picture, I am surprised to see that the column of blocks on the right look darker than the rest. This was unplanned, and will be rearranged so that they aren't so different looking. The blocks aren't sewn together yet, so there is plenty of time to change the layout.
My assembly line way of making the second 15 sets was much faster and made more sense and I will no doubt incorporate that method into the next top I make.
After I sew these into their final layout, I will start a new quilt top, and leave the quilting for later, maybe March.
Even tho I am in favor of a more efficient way of piecing, I focused on taking my sweet time in making this top. Slowing down is pretty much against my standard work ethic and is something I am trying hard to control. I want to unlink my Speedy Gonzales mindset and enjoy the process. In doing so I am getting into the studio later, and working fewer hours, reading and napping in the warm afternoon sunshine. I am reminding myself that this is how most people work, WHO CONSIDER QUILTING A HOBBY and it is supremely OK. Yes.
Speaking of warm afternoons, it was over 60 degrees today and the fish were out en masse, and I ran back into the house for my camera. I was lucky to get these shots.


That is our one koi, and he is a big one. I just got him in June ( Walmart) when he was only four inches long and now he is the biggest fish in the pond. I want more!

His fins are like wings and he swims so differently than the rest of the fish. We must think of a name for him.

I got a good haircut Monday and I feel like a new woman.
What a difference it makes on my outlook.


 

20 comments:

  1. amazing photos. I love the quilt too.
    Shirl R.

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  2. what about King Koi ??

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  3. Your haircut looks great. Makes you look younger and thinner. New quilt is great. However, I'm not catching

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  4. Sorry, it got away from me. Meant to say, I'm not catching the difference between the first and second set of blocks. I got lost with the words "sew them together as one set of tasks."

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  6. Your quilt is so colorful, a real delight!
    I love fish, and could watch them for hours. When we had a pond, we had baby fish each spring, so much fun!

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  8. The quilt top is wonderful! I can see the column of darks and can see you moving those blocks around a bit. I love the fish shots! I wish I had a big ol' pond in my backyard!

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  9. Isn't it interesting what you can see in a photograph that you don't see in real life.

    And I see that you have made one off set diamond with surrounding echoes--I LIKE that!

    Thanks for the fishy photos. Gives us a glimmer of spring hope!

    So what's next?

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  10. That koi is beautiful, and so are you! Love the quilt.

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  11. Hmmm. I am going to do this but I had another job to complete before I started this one...I hope mine looks an nth as good as yours. Yay! You make mistakes too!
    Love those fish colours...a quilt in the making?

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  12. Hmmm. I am going to do this but I had another job to complete before I started this one...I hope mine looks an nth as good as yours. Yay! You make mistakes too!
    Love those fish colours...a quilt in the making?

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  17. I just did 4 blocks and I love it. I really like the way you have it laid out with the radiating lines.
    Wow the pond and the fish are beautiful! It is -24C here this morning and blowing. Our power just went out.

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  18. this post is really nice , you share this that why we learn like this . I am an ordinary Accessory Designer and I am thankful to you for this kind of informative post.
    thanks for sharing

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  19. Love the quilt - especially that it's not "on center" and love the hair!!! :-)

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  20. I love the layout you chose, and I'm grateful for all of the progress posts.

    I really don't need yet another project so I think I'll just leave this one in the back of my mind, but it isn't easy to do that.

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