Monday, October 11, 2010

Monday Musings

 I finished the threadwork on the pelican.  While I gather up the nerve to paint the sea, I have been working on a couple of blocks.

These are the "carpenter's wheel" blocks from Jen over at Cre8tive Quilter.  If you click here, she has links to her instructions and some paper-piecing patterns.  Because these finish at six inches, I used the fabrics that I have stashed for my Sylvia's Bridal Sampler quilt project and I will probably include these blocks there.

I haven't finished the one on the left-- it's amazing how much they "shrink up" after you sew all the pieces together.

This is my design wall for today -- to check out others, click here to go to Judy's blog. That other thing on the left is the zigzag border for the blue/green quilt.  I think I like it better with this block in the middle.  I won't commit until I reach the point of sewing them all together.


Vicki said...

Both of the blocks are stunning, how big are they? I love the movement in them and the blue/green color combo is a fav of mine. I don't commit to a final decision until the last minute on block sewing myself. Sometimes I just impulsively pick!!

Chris said...

Six inches!! Wow. Great work.

Beth said...

Love the Pelican!!!! The different stitching above and below the horizon is perfect!!!

Jan said...

You sure do a diversity of work. All lovely. Can't wait to see the completion of your pelican.