Monday, October 6, 2014

Design Wall Monday--Oct 6, 2014

The continuing saga of the Winding Ways quilt is on my design surface today.  I started with the focus blocks to give me inspiration to keep working at all those curved seams.


The only straight seam in the whole block is the 1/2" joining of the center bridge piece between the block halves!  Otherwise it is curve curve curve.


I worked until late last night to complete all nine blocks that have the turquoise parts.  The rest of the blocks will be copper and cream. 9 completed, 81 to go! So far, so good.  Trying not to stress about imperfections in the block centers--that 1/2" wide bridge piece is darn fussy to get right.  I've resewn a couple of block centers but have been satisfied with them for the most part. Turns out I've used block parts as leader-enders so work on last week's design wall hasn't progressed.  

And now, more baby spam!

Cove is standing in his crib--and everywhere else now.  Good thing he is short or he'd be out of there in a minute!   See more design walls on Judy's Patchwork Times.

14 comments:

loulee said...

Those coppery tones are lovely. Looking forward to progress pics of this one.
Cove is getting cuter by the week.

Stephanie said...

I do love the movement of that pattern. I heart baby Spam and Cove is the cutest!

Janet O. said...

Very striking with the turquoise and copper colors! Were you inspired by Native American jewelry?
Have the curved seams become more natural to you as you go along?
Love the baby spam! : )

Quilter Kathy said...

Great job on all those curves!!

Shay said...

You can keep spamming us with Cove pictures any time you like. He is one cute bubba!

I think you're doing remarkably well on those curves. It's coming together beautifully!

Joyful Quilter said...

I have my hex warding off fingers pointed at those curves...I do everything I can to avoid them (yes I'm a big curve chicken). Yours look wonderful! Can't wait to see it done.

You can show off those big brown eyes anytime - he is so cute!

Patrica said...

Your intersections are looking mighty fine to me and I love the color,in this one soooo mucho, just yummy. Cove is so adorable I totally know why you can't get enough. Baby love is this best.

Lorraine said...

Wow....all those curves are looking good Annie! ....and keep up the pics of Cove...he is gorgeous!

Marg said...

Love the colours and I think the curves look fabulous. I too, am happy to see many more photos of baby Cove.

Mary said...

Hats off to you! I have never been brave enough to really give curved pieces a try.

Kate said...

Winding Ways is looking gorgeous. By the way those are imperfections, those are called quilt character marks, kinda like laugh lines.

Kate said...

Winding Ways is looking gorgeous. By the way those are imperfections, those are called quilt character marks, kinda like laugh lines.

Belinda said...

Hi Cove!!!

Hey, this is going to be FABULOUS!! I LOVE everything about it….colors….pattern…yes yes!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the WW blocks; yours is truly gorgeous!

Cove is adorable, keep the baby SPAM coming!