Thursday, February 8, 2018

Happy and Scrappy!

This is my design wall this morning and I very happy with it! I put these blocks up on the wall so that I can see how it is going to look and it is lookin' good. :)

I started working on these blocks as leaders and enders while I was making On Ringo Lake and continued while I was working on my Framed Blocks so I did get a good start on them. On Ringo Lake is a finished quilt and my Framed Blocks is now a flimsy waiting for a backing and quilting so this quilt will now be my main focus. I think it will leader/ender itself. :)

I still need to cut lots of 2.5" squares and triangles in both neutral and scrappy fabrics. That is the boring but necessary part of making blocks that result in beautiful quilts. I think if I just leave various 2.5" strips of fabric sitting out on my cutting table that I can just pick away at the cutting and maybe it won't feel so onerous. :)

I can't remember who it was - I am sorry, I wish I could - but I was told that this block is called Arkansas. I think it is a very effective block design and I am sure there can be many variations made depending on how the individual blocks are turned, colour placement, etc.

I had a late start this morning....I woke up with a headache and not feeling so great. I did miss my exercise class on Tuesday and my Guild meeting yesterday because I just was not feeling so good. I had my flu shot this year so I am hoping that this feeling will pass quickly and not progress. This girl just wants to have fun!!!!


Renata Spurná said...

Hi. I'm also working on the remnants.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Not sure about that layout, but it looks great! The blocks themselves are called Split 9-Patch or Perkiomen Valley blocks. My Bee is making a quilt for the Thomas Fire relief effort. It's on the "design floor" ready to be assembled.

Cheryl said...

Hi Ellen

I love his block and its one I may try too. Really see this one being a beaut.

Love sis