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!