Wednesday, 30 April 2014

What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday? #256

Back to the kitchen table today….

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I’ve done my chores, been out for a coffee and catch up, with a friend who I’ve not seen in a while. Now I’m all set up for an afternoon sewing session, once I’ve had my lunch. I have a whole bunch of pieces, ready cut, so that I can make myself a set of duplicate blocks, as I’ve mentioned before.

These are two of the three most recent blocks, which went to Beverly, for her Caribbean theme and Amy, who chose seaside colours, worn and washed. Deb is yet to receive hers and I don’t want to spoil the surprise so I’m keeping it under wraps for now. It’s been great seeing them all pop up on Instagram, as they’ve arrived at their various destinations. Did I mention that I LOVE Instagram!

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All the colour schemes are different and I’m starting to think about how I will pull them together in the finished quilt.. My own theme is “Anything Goes”, which I hope will give me a selection of colours, to add to the 12 I will have here, by the end. I want to make a lap quilt, for snuggling up with on chilly Autumn evenings. I need to work out how much extra fabric to add, either in the form of simple sashing or with added “cornerstones”, which is what I’m leaning towards right now. How lovely it will be to sit and think of all the wonderful women around the world who helped make it.

Not so short and sweet today. Sorry! Head on over to Julia’s place for more desks and I’ll be back on Saturday with my Month in Numbers.

26 comments:

my cup of tea said...

This project is such a fabulous idea! Love your blocks so far!
the colors are wonderful!
donna#81

Carole said...

That was pretty short and sweet. What a wonderful project that will connect you and others with blocks of memories. Be well Carole #68

Sheena said...

I'm loving watching all the photos of the quilting blocks appearing.
Just wish I was joining in as loving the results x

alexa said...

Your colours and blocking in the left hand one in particular is very pretty. What a super project it is ....

sandysewin said...

Wow, I've never seen a log cabin block done in that kind of print. It completely changes it to something very modern and funky. Nice work!

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #39

Krisha said...

Lovely colors in those blocks. Looking forward to seeing your lap quilt all done up.
Krisha #71

Winnie said...

Sounds like a great project! Your blocks are so pretty and modern in feel. Can't decide which is my favorite as they are both great! Winnie#60

Regina Hamilton said...

I really like the blocks. I can't wait to see the finished quilt. #59

Angie said...

Pretty blocks!!! TFS! #73

Sian said...

They're lovely! yes, I've been thinking about how I'm going to add to my blocks too

scrappyjacky said...

Such a lovely selection you've made.

Sharon Madson said...

Lovely! My favorite is the block on the left. What a wonderful project!
Thanks for sharing a look. :) #89

Linda said...

Lovely colours! Hope you enjoyed your sewing afternoon!

CraftygasheadZo said...

Looks fun, another sewing project to make me want to dust of my machine and learn how to use it! Take care & enjoy your week. Zo xx 75

Karen Ives said...

lovely fabric, I think I lust after fabric more than I do paper! Karen #30

Chrysalis said...

Sounds like the perfect WOYWW - a cuppa and chat with a friend, followed by an afternoon of crafting! What a good idea, sharing blocks. Have a great week, Chris # 15

Roberta B said...

fun fun colors. I love the idea!
Roberta 78

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Love those blocks!! The worn and washed is redolent of bleached driftwood and wet sand...clever you! I love fabric of all sorts. I think I'm in heaven when surrounded by bolts of fabric...sighs happily... I want to live in the haberdashery that was on the Great British Sewing Bee :-)
Hugs, LLJ 36 xx

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Oh I love them both! I hope there will be a link to all of the final quilts at some point. And yes, any sort of exchange project there is always the challenge of making things work at the end. I'm sure you'll manage it and can't wait to see it.

Happy (day late) WOYWW!

Mary Anne (8)

KraftyKaren said...

These are gorgeous - I must remember to visit your board so I can see what the others have been making x

Twiglet said...

I love to see a bit of fabric and a machine on WOYWW. Great blocks - I am hopeless at your sort of quilting - I am just not accurate enough. x Jo

KatzElbows said...

The blocks look great. And prepping them ahead of time is such a good idea when you're doing a lot of them. I wish I were that organised.

Happy Belated WOYWW.
Cheers, Rachel #100

My simple life said...

beautiful blocks, wish I could make those!

Jo said...

Those blocks look lovely x

Louise said...

ooh those are lovelyx

Lisa-Jane said...

Grief I hadn't realised I had missed so many of your posts #mustdobetter