Monday, April 6, 2015

New Start

I'm not so much in a finishing mood lately, it would appear.  Rather I seem to be nudging each project along bit by bit.  Kicking the can down the road with a top here, a backing there, a couple of quilts basted.  Things will all come together in the end, but right now it's kind of like herding turtles.

Now I've started piecing a Scrappy Mountain Majesties quilt.  I had a little help with that this weekend when my daughter came to visit.

She got acquainted with Brother Everett by sewing a few blocks. 

She had the idea to group by colors on the design wall, which wasn't something that had occurred to me.

Today I made a few more blocks and shifted some of the blocks on the design wall, alternating them.  It's a subtle change while still keeping the flow by color. 

(Oops, I have one turned wrong on the lower right side.)

So we'll see how things continue to go, but I'm liking it so far!

Tonight I'll be rooting for Wisconsin in the NCAA championship game against Duke.  Go Badgers!

And speaking of the Badger State, I am enjoying the music of a new band from Milwaukee, Vinyl Theatre.


Lara B. said...

"Kicking the can down the road" What a great analogy Paulette! And "herding turtles" truly fits how it feels to have a lot of projects going at one time.
Hee hee - you added and Everett sticker to you your machine. I hope George Clooney sees this post someday.
How fun that you got some sewing and designing time in with Michelle! I love how your Scrappy Mountains are coming along. The fabric mix is wonderful!

Karen said...

Love Everett on your sewing machine, a favorite movie! :). What a heartbreaker on the badgers! Such a great game!!

Sarah Craig said...

Love your Scrappy Mountain Majesties quilt - the color flow is great! Sorry about Wisconsin....

Hazel said...

The play on colors and shapes is very happy feeling! The design wall idea is very nice. I don't have on at the present time, but would if I had lots of quilt projects going at one time!

Marei said...

Love the colors in the SMM. And I LOVE Everett's pic on the machine. How can you get any sewing done with him looking at you like that????

Kaja said...

Herding turtles is a great analogy - it's pretty much where I am right now too. I love both the colours in this new quilt and the current arrangment - it's got lots of energy.

audrey said...

I so enjoyed your first paragraph explaining your process. It's the way I feel much of the time about my own.:) Your blocks look wonderful grouped by color. Can't wait to see the rest of it come together!


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