Sunday, July 31, 2016
Hello, everyone. Hard to imagine, but, yes, it's August. Time to show off my Circles or Dots for July.
July 31 Dot is block 269.
96/7 left to go, or a few more than that if I make my quilt 19 rows of 20 Dots. Anyway, the end is in sight.
This month I mostly focused on fabric scraps from blocks I am making for other projects, like P2 and Wild Geese.
Mixed in a few special days, a birthday dress, a bath day for Mo the Pug.
Only a few dark Dots, with thimbles to recall sadly the long painful yet empty days of this summer. [I am somewhat better now, thanks.].
A few lighthouses and beachy things, remembering fun summers in Cape Cod.
I always do a little drawing in my Dotty Journal. Haha. This one was not enhanced by my finally finding my fave red Sharpie!
I'm still enjoying this project, enough that I have at times mulled over the idea of ''next year'' done in Japanese indigo fabrics, blue batiks and antique blue cottons. Though I haven't seem my Japanese blue fabrics since I moved into my little craft space this past year!
My fill-in ''just for fun'' project is When the Wild Geese Fly. This quilt is made with thrifted shirts and leftover felted wools. Some snowy day I imagine myself making the 200 or so Geese blocks. Huh.
The School Children, a Basket, a Pumpkin.
The Pumpkin is to fill up the empty memorial block on Patek's pattern. I commend her thoughtfulness but for myself I'd like something happier there. I did a layered pumpkin, wool and calico. Maybe will put dates or initials in the corners?
Though this Basket is also a perfect space for a date or name, I think.
I plan to do all three of the quilt's buildings using the strip piecing logs, so this quilt will be put aside for awhile til I can machine sew again.
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I have a question for you guys--quilters, but anyone can weigh in with an idea. I am wondering how you all store your completed quilt blocks?
I ve been hanging my projects up on these cool clipboards but it's not a great long term solution.
On the other hand I don't want to fold them up in a Baggie: out of sight, out of mind. I use a pretty storage box for Dotty 365, but it's too small for a full size quilt's blocks. A friend gave me this cool tin for my quilt blocks---but big blocks like P2 won't begin to fit.
So...ideas? How do you store your in-work but completed blocks?
gone to the beach....
Be sure to visit Quilty Folks, Audrey's blog, to see her Dots and everyone else's. HERE