Wednesday, April 20, 2016

April Design Wall


Somehow as my list of WIP's gets smaller, it makes me feel unsettled when I come into my sewing room. While it feels great to have knocked several biggie projects off my list, somehow it leaves me feeling a little lost when there are not multiple projects in the works. I've come to realize that am totally moody when it comes to sewing. While logically it makes the most sense to complete one project at a time, creatively I find that I am inwardly frustrated when I don't have options of what to sew. One day I feel like curves, the next day it's traditional piecing, and quilting days are like fish days... I really have to be in the mood to enjoy it.


Oddly enough, now that my design wall is starting to fill back up again, I feel at ease with so much flipping potential. What started out as "audition blocks" have made it to WIP status and are now growing. While I know such project flipping is not for everyone, somehow it's what works best for me.


The Green Smoothie quilt (leaves) is actually planned for our bed, and I have decided to make only one row of leaves offset to one side... lots of white space on this one! This will be, at least size wise, my biggest project yet... a king size quilt! I'm a little hesitant when I think about stuffing this through my machine, but very simple straight lines should help a lot.


I have decided that my Churnstile blocks will stay as a basket/backburner project, and it's nice to know that I don't have any additional prep right now when we have our monthly Patchwork Treffen meetings. I was able to add a few more blocks since our last meeting and I'm still trying to decide how big I want to go with this.

 
Well, I suppose that this quilt cannot stay on the backburnner for too long since we have another get together next weekend... I'll keep you updated on my progress.

Linking up to Let's Bee Social and Sew Cute Tuesdays.

11 comments:

  1. Your churnstile blocks look awesome! :)

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  2. Gosh, that's a good looking design wall! ;-) I love both projects but the Green Smoothie Quilt is my favorite. I can well imagine what a beauty this will be with lots of white! Wonderful!

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  3. I love the green smoothie "leaves" :)

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  4. Making the leaves with strips and the curve piecing is really beautiful. And now I know that the name of that block is "churnstile" :) Well done!

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  5. Glad to hear you are feeling more at ease with your design wall filled in and more projects on the go. I am the opposite. Too many projects in the works makes me anxious! Love the leaves and the plan to have them offset with negative space!

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  6. love the big leaves. wonderful colors on your design wall

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  7. Your leaf blocks look great, looking forward to seeing more, you are so brave panning to quilt a king size. Love your design wall.
    smiles
    Kate

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  8. Love the look of those leaves!! You have made great progress with the Churnstile blocks which are fab.

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  9. That's one good looking design wall!

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  10. That's an inspiring design wall! I love the Green Smoothie, can't wait for her book to come out! And I absolutely adore you Churnstile blocks, so bright and cheerful!

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  11. What a nice blog! Your work is superb! Before I continue exploring, I wanted to say that I am just like you! I have to have several projects going at the same time, for the same reason.

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