Monday, July 26, 2010

Ocean Waves PROGRESS

Above is the block I am currently making. Photo curtesy of

Below are photos of the progress I made this weekend. That's me (in all my glory!) and my Bourbon. He is always within touching distance. As I type thispost, he's lying between my legs. He is no small dog.........65 pounds. But he is a lover , and he has took to the grandbaby too.......

ANYWAY........I have made all the dark wings for the alternate "Ocean" blocks. Well, maybe ALL. I have made enough for 72 - but I like big quilts & will likely end up making more because I like my "queen size" quilts to be nearly as large as a "king size". I have half the triangles sewn onto the light side of the wings & maybe tonight I can sew the 2nd half on. I disassembled ( nice way of saying frog-stitched) 288 hst's for these "wings". Do you see what I mean by "wings" in the top image?

It's progress and I am SO loving it. Once the Ocean blocks are done, it's just a matter of webbing the blocks.......Maybe that's the term. (?) Then all I lack are the half blocks that go on the sides, which go on before the the inner border, which is same color as the background. (Blue in this rendition.)

Then I'll have a middle border of HST's set as pinwheels & then the outer border of the background fabric.

It IS progress. I can't wait to start sewing blocks into rows & rows into a quilt top!

I'm sure I mentioned this before, but I have enough HST's for 2. The next one is red. Then I am working on another 2 (yes TWO) Ocean Waves Quilts. Muslin is the background on those 2. Don't hold your breath waiting on ANY of them (including the blue one) getting finished in 2010.

My feather pillow is calling.........


Friday, July 23, 2010


Well, I have been swimming in Half-Square-Triangles on my Ocean Waves. Pun intended (only it sounded funnier in my head.) I have been in meetings all week. I won't get into that - suffice it to say that my "day time job" gets interesting & one sure wouln't guess it because of the industry I work in. So while driving back & forth to these meetings, while I was the passenger , & during the "breaks", I frog-stitched the hst's to make the alternate "ocean" blocks. Ocean Blocks? Well? Wouldn't they be the the ones with the back ground fabric? & the blocks with the hst's be the "waves"? In my head they are......Anyway - I have enough frog-stitched to make HALF of the blocks for ONE quilt. But I am SO excited to get that far! Maybe, Maybe, Maybe....I can get the "Ocean" blocks done this weekend. I want too! You need to see the pile of frog-stitched hst's though..........CUTE !! And you know what? I sewed them together wrong the first time, had to rip out 22 of them. Do you know how SMALL these boogers are? 2".

One day

One day

When I get them done, it will be my favorite. You wait & see what I tell you.


Sunday, July 11, 2010

Ocean Waves X 2 (It's a slow go.......)

Several years ago I decded that I wanted to make an Ocean Waves Quilt. I could not decide if I wanted one red or blue. So I am making 2. those little half square triangles are REAL boring. So i only dig them out when I want to fiddle.

QB1 has been busy getting her father & aunt's houses back to normal after the flood. And I really dont want to work on OUR projects without her. No fun, you know?

So? I dug out a project that needs my attention. Prince Charming choose this blue for the 1st Ocean Waves Quilt.

Pattern? Oh yes, Bonnie Hunter / Quiltville. I am SO determined to get these done.

You know what the BEST part of this project is? All the 1/2 square triangles are done. Done for 2. Yep 2!! All I lack is the alternate blocks. So...that's what I am fiddling with. I either have to cut more triangles or take apart some of the 1/2 square triangles that I already have made. I am taking some apart. I think i have to disassemble something like 144 of them. Hey, I like a challenge right?

that's about all of the "quilting" that I have done lately. -

Guild is tomorrow. I missed last month because we were on vacation. I am not going to be able to go as early as I anticipated becasue I have so much paperwork to catchup on. But I will take my hugs & kisses quilt to sew on the binding. You know, I still lack making pillow cases to match that quilt....