Monday, June 20, 2016

Weekend Stitching: More Zombies

Happy Summer!  Summer has been in full bloom here for the last 2 weeks at least.  Hot, humid and just generally miserable to be outside at midday.  Which is a good reason to stay inside and stitch in the early evening and weekends.  I did a lot of that Sunday.  Add in what got done on Saturday and there's been quite a lot of progress on the Zombies in Paris quilt.  

Zombies in Paris, Self designed

All the pink hearts are finished.  That's the last set with the gray background, the rest of the hearts will have a medium purple background.  Hopefully when I start adding those to the design wall my dark purple hearts will look purple rather than black.  The lettering is dark purple too.  I've learned that between the lighting in my sewing room and my camera, some colors are hard to get right if there are certain other colors in the frame.  That appears to be the case here.  Even using Photoshop, I couldn't get those three solids hearts to look purple without throwing the rest of the blocks way off in color.  I should note that what looks like an "E" now, will  be a "B" when the next block gets added to the design wall.  Each block was designed as a 12" x 12" unit, and the "B" got split between the last two blocks.  

Zombies is the first of 4 quilts needed for graduation next year.  I've got the fabric and pattern picked out for the second quilt.  Some of the fabrics have been acquired for quilts 3 and 4, but no pattern picked out yet.  I need to get some decisions made about those last two fairly soon. 

I'm hoping to get in a few marathon stitching sessions this weekend.  I'll have an extra day and a half to stitch.  Though part of that half day off work will involve picking Drama Teen up at the airport.  She's in Washington DC attending a journalism conference.  I expect she'll be ready to come home and sleep as the conference has some really long days in it.  

Linking up with:
Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt
Main Crush Monday at Cooking Up Quilts
Monday Design Wall at Patchwork Times  


Libby in TN said...

I have the same problem photographing purple -- either too blue or too black. I blame it on my fluorescent lights.

'd like to know more about the writing workshops and journalism conferences DT goes to. My soon-to-be-12-y-o GD writes a lot (but draws even better) and such things might be something for her to aspire to when she's old enough.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

This is fabulous!!

Quilter Kathy said...

OH my goodness... you need 4 graduation quilts?!?!
This one is coming along great!

Barbara said...

Very cute. You've got your work cut out for you finishing four quilts before next year.

Kalicocreations said...

Your Zombie quilt is coming along quite nicely. Hopefully you will have a great quilting marathon.

Val's Quilting Studio said...

Good for you getting a jump on graduation presents. I enjoy watching your progress on the zombies. The house must be quiet with drama teen will be good to have her home again I'm sure.

Preeti said...

What a fun quilt - all the zombie enthusiasts will be slowly moving towards this quilt :-D I am sure you will finish all four jus tin time. Thank you for your comment on my mom's quilt.

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

So happy you explained the "B"....I was looking at it and thinking Zome? LOL I know you'll find the perfect pattern for the last two quilts - there are so many out there! Thanks for linking up to MCM...I hope you find lots of time for sewing this week.

thea said...

It's coming along very nicely! I was wondering what Zome was. I figured I was behind the times and should know ...