Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Wednesday's "What' cha doin?"

Joining "What ya doin' Wednesday?" from Content in the Meantime again causes me to pause the humming of my sewing machine so I could click onto my Quilting Blog design page and post my accomplishments.
Ready piles...

This week my quiet moments found me in the sewing room trying to accomplish the challenge of "catch-up". Admittedly though, I planned ahead last week. I wanted to actually sew during my free time, so I set the instructions and their individual cut out pieces in piles, prepared to assemble at a minute's notice!

Block #9
My piles also helped me avoid frustration or waste more time than necessary in choosing the fabric per block. I spent one full day just choosing fabric and cutting the pieces out for each block.
This week, I worked on #9 and #10.
When I laid all finished blocks out together, I realized my objective needed to bring more individual color into a couple of my blocks by keeping the backgrounds of blue swirls at a minimum. On this block #9, red tone is emphasized. My hope is to contrast more with the stripes and dots of color by the blocks of individual color.

My next choices from the Layer Cake is a block that emphasizes its olive green.
Block #10
I didn't realize this block #10 resembles an earlier block until it was assembled. When I chose its fabrics, the earlier blocks were in their storage box. I noticed the resemblance of pattern and colors while browsing through the photos of all the blocks. I like them both, but must make sure they're placed carefully when I finish all 16 blocks!
Block #2

I've enjoyed this Bee and keeping tabs on the progress of The Sassy QuilterI have one more block to complete before I've caught up and wait with her for the Bee's new instructions.
I've posted my photos on Flickr with both groups.
Hopefully, by the end of my week, I will finish #11 and be caught up to the original group and able to move through the rest of the blocks on their time schedule.


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