Monday, March 11, 2013

Design Wall Monday 3-11-13


I received this wonderful box, just stuffed to the brim (with a mailer also) from the lovely Selina and I wanted this to be my  weekend of play.  She had things so nicely sorted, labeled, and bagged.


There were lots of brown and lite triangles, so I pulled all these (and there were alot more on the table with the machine) - they just kind of spoke to me - there was really lots of pretties, but these just had to come out and play.  I wound 8 bobbins again, which emptied my cone.  That's 5,000 yrds of thread used since the beginning of the year.  Well actually more has been used, as this is my piecing thread.


I only trimmed down the HSTs as I used them into a block - I would get bored with the project if I did all of them at once.  Here are16 stars I managed to get completed.  I have two other star settings I want to use for the rest of those and then I can think sashing, borders, quilting.  Reminds me of chocolate!


And I finally got to the first block for the Wildlife QAL.  The Pilated Woodpecker.  They are really large birds and usually are shy and stay within the cover of heavily forested areas.  However....


we have one (male) that comes down into our yard for his favorite tree along our lane.  They make huge holes and eventually kill the tree - but probably all the insects would kill it anyway.  You can see where a portion of the sub-branch broke off above all those holes - he just drilled it away!  Maybe this summer I can get a photo of him - he doesn't go too far, just makes a huge racket at us.

I will be linking up with Patchwork Times - check out what others are working on.

Did you get an 8 bobbin weekend?
There are some new buttons on the side bar and I have a couple of more I will be adding - the net is never quiet!

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

19 comments:

  1. I can relate - I used 4 bobbins yesterday alone

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  2. I love the blocks you have made and yes they remind me of chocolate too :-) Great pilated woodpecker , we have one in our yard as well, love to hear them as well as see them .

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  3. Wow, how fun is that, to get to play with a whole box full of someone else's scraps and pieces. :D Love the stars---and that Woodpecker. :)

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  4. Not quite 8, but maybe 5! Love your woodpecker! One visits us all summer.

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  5. I must say it's never quiet here on your blog...and pleasingly so!!

    hugZ,
    annie

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  6. Oh yum!!! yes they do remind us of chocolate! Very nice Sharon! Love the story of your wood pecker too! :)

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  7. Love those chocolate blocks...yummy!

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  8. So glad you are doing something creative with them. I had such high hopes for them and now in your play yard they will reach their potential. Continue to have great fun.

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  9. I also love the woodpecker block. would love to see the model when he comes to visit you next.

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  10. I also love the woodpecker block. would love to see the model when he comes to visit you next.

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  11. Ooo, I hope to see the woodpecker. They are such cool birds. Noisy yes, but cool.
    Love your chocolate blocks. Comforting they are. :)

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  12. You're having fun with those brown blocks! Love your woodpecker Sharon, I just found that great QAL today and can't wait to make this!

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  13. For a setting idea, take a look at Bonnie Hunters "Jamestown Landing" quilt from her book "String Fling". Those would be perfect! What a fun box to play with!

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  14. I know this guy. We lost a tree to one of his relatives, the Northern Flicker.

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  15. LOVE your brown blocks. Especially love the woodpecker! You are very creative, Sharon.
    I remember hearing woodpeckers in the woods around my house growing up. I rarely saw them, but I remember there noise as a sound of summer. Thank you for taking me back to my childhood.

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  16. Hi Sharon! Loved meeting you and your mom yesterday. Looking forward to quilting with both of you.

    Amy

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  17. lovely wood pecker story Sharon and have fun with your blocks.xx

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  18. Your blocks remind me of chocolate too. Unfortunately it was not an 8 bobbin weekend for me.

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  19. Oh my, what a fun box! And Sharon, your woodpecker is *perfect*!!! We have at least one pair out at the camp--they are *so* funny!! And they're HUGE! They've really put a hit on your tree, haven't they?!? :)

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