Monday, November 4, 2013

Design Wall Monday - November 4, 2013

I'm not sure where the last week went.  I'm having a hard time believing it's Monday again.  Saturday was spent in Tulsa at the first high school swim meet of the year.  Drama Team swam one of the varsity relays and they finished second.  She was thrilled. Thankfully, Sunday was quiet.  Laundry ruled the morning, but I was able to get in a nice long sewing session in the afternoon.  

I'm still trying to get caught up on all the clues for Back to Square One.  The 8.5" log cabin blocks are still in progress, so there's been no change in that project.  Not much change in Neutral Gems either.  So it's a good thing there is a new project up on the design wall.  

Jigsaw:  Pattern by Alyssa Clancy for
Lehmann Quilting
Drama Teen saw the Jigsaw pattern in a quilt shop a couple of years ago and told me she wanted it for her room, but she wanted it done in rainbow colors. It took me a while to accumulate the range of fat quarters to implement the color gradient idea that DT wanted.  It's hard to see where this is going based on the 5 blocks that are up there, the EQ mock up can be found here if you want to see the intended method to the madness.  The blocks are easy, but the organization is a bit of a bear.  Keeping up with where all those little tabs go has been a bit maddening.  I've got quite a system worked out with 2 types of sticky notes and plastic baggies to be sure I get the right "tabs" with the right blocks.

That's it for my design wall this week.  It's fun to have something up on the wall that should move pretty fast.  My other projects are all still in the block assembly stage, so there's not much noticeable  change in those from week to week.  At some point I'll be making lots of progress, but that's probably not happening till 2014 at this point.  

I'm linking up with Patchwork Times.  Check out all the other design walls posted there.  There is always lots of eye candy to check out.   


Nann said...

The colors in your jigsaw quilt are the same ones for the upcoming Bonnie Hunter mystery, Celtic Solstice!

I have three (or four?) jigsaw puzzle quilt patterns. Haven't made one yet -- I don't have the energy to keep the tessellated blocks in order.

Kevin the Quilter said...

If you find the last week, not to mention this past year, could you send it back to me?

Shay said...

I cant wait to see Jigsaw come together....I adore bright colours !

Lynne said...

I've seen jigsaw puzzle pieces done with curved tabs but your way seems a lot simpler than piecing curves!