Tuesday, February 10, 2009

February 10, 2009

So, did I work on my "ugly" today? No! I let myself get sidetracked on the computer today...didn't have breakfast until lunchtime. But we did do schoolwork. And some laundry. And the house is a little neater. I put teh Amish Diamond blocks I won up on the design wall and settled on placement and will sash them in black...but I didn't take a picture. Ginger was terrified by tornado warnings this afternoon and we had to keep an eye on the TV to make sure we were not in the warning area. The storms were north and west of us. Then we did get some thunder, lightning and rain early evening, but no tornadoes here. When I put the Amish Diamond blocks away, I decided to pull some blocks out of my swapped blocks drawer. I thought I had twelve 15" basket blocks, with the baskets on the diagonal. I put them up on the design wall, but for my symmetrical mind it would take 16 blocks to use them all together, so I decideed I could sew 4 together to use as a center medallion for the Nesting robin on tyhe scrap quilting forum. Here it is...the start of a scrappy nesting robin.



















Then I thought "Well, why not make two more 4 block quilt centers?"So I did. Then I looked in the drawer and found 9-patch blocks and rail blocks.
I used those with a basket center and a couple of hours later I have one top done for Sunshine, and another on the design wall, same layout. And I found a 13th basket block that fell on the floor and I've started another top with that i the center on point, borderd so far with a floral stripe. SO tomorrow may net 2 finished tops.....

I also decided that after I show it at guild Monday, I'm going to send that QAYG String quilt to Aunt Gerry, my godmother, who just had a birthday.

4 comments:

sophie said...

I thought about you last night, when I heard the storms (and tornados) were traveling into OK. I'm glad you're OK.

You know that I would love the basket blocks . . . but this round robin setting is really great.

Serena said...

I love these baskets. Very fun to look at. I love the scrappy yet unified feel. Keep up the great work!!

Carol E. said...

This is a gorgeous top, and I'm usually not too crazy about basket blocks. This one is GREAT!

Betty J in OKC said...

The tornado that hit Target was about 3 miles away from my house. I was watching out the livingroom window, but didn't see any funnel clouds. I had Mom and 3 of my 5 cats in the bathroom. The other 2 just wouldn't go in willingly!!!