Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Taking Stock

I had some time this afternoon and rather than work on my scrap projects, I thought I would take stock in some of the other projects I have going on.

I have been staring at two empty design walls behind my longarm for weeks now.  They are a bit inconvenient to use as my sewing room is in another room but they are great for long term projects.  I thought putting up blocks from all my current projects would inspire me to work on them a bit more and maybe even complete a few of them!



I started by putting up the 10 blocks I have finished on my Park Bench quilt.  I only have 5 more blocks to go then it is on to the pieced backing.  This is one of those bucket list quilts and it is more important for me to finish it perfectly rather than quickly.  












This is my current leader/ender project.  It is just made from leftover charm squares and some bonus HSTs.  Not sure how many I will end up with or how I will set the blocks.  I am really loving the red in this one!












Out also came my english paper-pieced hexagon star blocks.   I have been so hot and exhausted each evening, I haven't worked on this all summer.  I see there is FINALLY rain in our forecast so maybe I will get in the mood to work on a block or two.














I also want to work on my basketweave paper pieced blocks again. (You can find the free pattern here.)  These blocks use tiny scraps, which I got tired of looking at so I cleaned them up.  I need to get them back out and get a few more blocks finished.












Unfortunately, I still have projects tucked away and I ran out of design wall!  And the two design walls in my sewingroom are full too.  Now I just need to decide what to work on!

At least I have a great view to look at while I am working!

Did I already say we might FINALLY get some rain?  I am really excited - we have not had any all summer and I miss it terribly!

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17 comments:

Lorna McMahon said...

That is a wonderful way to keep all your pretty projects front and center in your mind... And on your wall while you are working, Cynthia. I am lovin' those Park Bench blocks and your take on making them perfect rather than fast. Well worth the time!

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

Oh I hope you get rain; we could sure use some, too. This drought is awfully scary. I think that putting your projects up where you can see them is a great idea. :)

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Love seeing hints of your workspace and the different projects you have going! I am more inspired to work on hand stitching projects on cold nights in the winter, so I bet you will get back to those EPP blocks then. I'll do a rain dance for you! We could use some here, too!

gayle said...

Hard choices for which project to work on next - they all look tempting...
Love those pointy red blocks, though. (Big Bear Paws?) Those would be hard to resist. 8)

Kate said...

It would be hard to choose just one to work on. You've got some beautiful starts up on your design walls.

Lucy said...

You have so many neat projects going - I love the variation of star-shaped blocks you're working on.

Jo Ferguson said...

Your Park Bench quilt is gorgeous. I can see why you'd consider that a bucket list quilt. The rest of your projects are wonderful. I'm looking forward to seeing them progress.

Linda Rush said...

Love all your projects. On the basketweave braid star tutorial, ADD Crafter says she leaves the paper on after completing a block - did you? I have FPP (Fear of Paper Piecing) and have not yet tried to do any paper piecing, but I love the look of this scrap-buster and it looks fun! Any tips you have will be appreciated. :)

Jayne said...

Each and every one of your projects are gorgeous! I cannot imagine having so much space with so many design walls! Still loving those Park Bench blocks and cannot wait to see more! I'll be doing a rain dance for you too!

Jasmine said...

There is something lonely about an empty design wall. Enjoy your quilts inspiration wall. :)

Rochelle aka Bella Quilts said...

All of them are great projects. Having them in front of you will certainly keep the inspiration going. Hope the rain arrives. I think we all look forward to it, no matter where we live!!

Alycia said...

All of your projects are so great!! They will be fun to watch!! Glad you had them time to play on them - I bet you are raring to go now ;-)

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Wonderful selection up there on your design wall! I really like the 'bear paws' with that red, very effective!

Sue Kaiser said...

I just got the pattern and fabric for my Park Bench Quilt. Wow, I never dreamed that it would be SO complicated. Wish I had another design wall. Mine is filled with another quilt. Happy sewing.Suekaiser826@gmail.com

Lara B. said...

My goodness Cyndy! You sure keep a lot of pots bubbling on the stove! I would lose track of what's what for sure. All great projects though!

Karen H said...

I love everything you are working on but those leader/ender blocks with charm squares are REALLY nice. I'm sure that they will make a fabulous quilt!

Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty said...

I love the idea of a leader/ender project but have yet to try one out. I'm with you: it's the red in those blocks that make them special!

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