" Do you not know?
Have you not heard???

The LORD is the everlasting GOD,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.

He will not grow tired or weary,
and His understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary,
and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40:28-31

"The Sovereign LORD has given me an instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary.
He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being taught." Isaish 50:4


Thursday, January 6, 2011

Progress/process.......toMAYto, toMAHto !

I tried to post this last night, and it wouldn't let me do anything but a title !

I worked on the zigzag top yesterday, which by the way, doesn't seem to be wanting to be wonky at all.......we'll see when the entire thing is pieced.   Sometimes diagonal piecing in itself comes out wonky !
Anyway, here's a shot of how I lay out my strips, after I had decided on the color arrangement that I wanted.  I'm having purple and blue at one end, going through aqua, up to greens at the other end, with a few out of place pieces wherever they seemed to fit.  The strips seem to look different-colored within a zigzag row, but that is just the way the light hits the nap of the fabric.
For the zig zags, I need to make one set of strips, with say, the dark green and the medium dark green,......then the next strip needs to be the same medium-dark green with a medium green.  So I had to have two of each strip color.  They are laid out here on the ironing board ready for piecing.   
 At the end of the day, I had about 1/3 of the strip-sets done, as I am piecing a set, subcutting them into squares, and adding them to the previous set's squares, creating diagonal rows.   I preferred this idea to piecing and cutting all of the squares at once, and then trying to lay them all out and traipse back and forth from my bed (design wall, LOL) at one end of the trailer, to the sewing machine at the other end.  Before going to bed, I pictured what it would be like to wake up to find that the cats, who are closed up in the sewing room at night, had gotten into the strips and mixed up the order.   So, I promptly stowed them away, in order, in a basket with something placed on top to discourage any curiosity !
Here's the progress from yesterday's piecing.  It almost seems to shimmer a bit, huh?  Cool !
 I don't expect to get much done on it today, as I am watching Allyssia this afternoon, and this morning seems to be flying by at warp speed with household duties.

This is going to be an odd-sized quilt, as I am making it to the size that these two stripsets will allow.  It should work out to be a very good size for the back of the couch, which I keep covered against pethair.

4 comments:

  1. That looks really cool and shimmery! What a great idea.
    I have given up on the hair, with 2 long haired dogs, dog hair has become a condiment at my house, lol. And we have all pretty much given up on the idea of ever wearing black clothing ;
    Hope you have fun with the little one today.

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  2. Those look great together! They definitly do almost "shimmer" very cool!

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