Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Taking shape - maybe?

After a couple weeks of internet connectivity issues, we have hopefully fixed the problem with my desktop computer where all the photo files are stowed, and I can get back to some blogging.  Amidst another small flurry of out-of-town company, a couple trips halfway across the state to help my daughter clear out an apartment, and the garden perking along, I've managed to finish sewing the basket blocks, 30 of them in fact!  So, we're now in that auditioning stage for setting fabrics.

If that design wall looks a little odd, it's because it isn't yet complete or attached to the wall, in fact these photos were taken about 10 minutes after I'd used all my T-pins to attach the heavy flannel to the foam board (the flannel having arrived via UPS not more than half an hour earlier!).  But, at last, I'm finally going to have a design wall!  Always have had to use the floor previously, which doesn't work at all well in the small rooms we have here.   Anyhow, another option;

My husband likes this second option much better than any of the fabrics in the first photo.  And, of course I'm leaning toward some combination of the first batch.  Did I mention there are 30 basket blocks made?  And only 18 are needed for the quilt pattern I'm using?  Yes, he will get his large quilt with the darker setting triangles, and there will be plenty left for a nice size lap quilt, and I'll have my chance to play with some other design settings and colors.  Win-win.  One more photo with a side-by-side ..

Gorgeous day yesterday, I happened to look up while picking a huge batch of green beans.  Brightest, deepest blue sky we've seen in a while.

These are the tallest sunflowers we've ever grown, some are at least 12 feet high.  Love their happy faces.


10 comments:

  1. Yay for the design wall. I am going with the hubby choice this time......and let you play around with other selections in smaller. That is the perfect solution for this. You do win!

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  2. Yay for a design wall! I need a design wall, but I don't have enough wall space (let alone empty wall space) for one. I'm glad that you're the one who's having to decide what fabric to use for the setting pieces ... I love them all! And now that I've seen your basket quilt, I'm definitely moving a basket quilt way, way up my to-make list. I love yours!!

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  3. How nice to have blocks up off the floor. I'm still looking down. Your blocks are great and any of the backgrounds seem to work and bring out different colors from the blocks. My eye went first to the green. Funny how we all see the same thing differently. Hope you have another beautiful blue sky day.

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  4. Oh my gosh...I love the sunflowers. Your basket quilt is looking good too. I like the ideas you have for it.

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  5. I like the different colors best, but both work so well. Love the happy sunflowers.

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  6. love your blocks, it's on my someday list

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  7. Ooh, love your basket blocks auditions! Looking very good!

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  8. You will love having a design wall! I don't know how I did it before when I didn't have one. I love all your options for the baskets, so I know it will turn out to be gorgeous no matter which you choose to do!

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  9. I love all the colours in your first option - your baskets really shine with them. And congrats on your design wall - I've only had one for about six months but it's a game changer. Your knees will love you for it.

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  10. Oh those baskets will be fun to play with! Isn't it amazing how much having a design wall helps? It will be interesting to see what you choose :) And LOVE those sunflowers!!!!

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