Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Possible layouts

With 2 more blocks to go, I thought I'd play around with how they are laid out.  Here are a couple of possibilities.  I'll probably change my mind many times. I can already see that in the top 2 rows, the 2 center blocks are too much alike in color.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Castle Wall blocks again

2 more of these blocks.  I cannot tell you just how much I love making them!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

2 new Castle Wall blocks

I finished this one just before going to my niece's lovely wedding on Sunday.

And this one I finished right now.

Off to start another one. So far I've made 15 blocks and used approx 70 different fabrics and repeated 5 fabrics. 

Friday, September 18, 2015

And 3 more blocks

To say that making these blocks is addictive is an understatement!  I just can't stop.  My process is to select my fabrics and where I'll put them, cut out the shapes, etc, etc.  The thing is that I don't really know how they will play together until I've actually sewn them together.  I can sort of envision the end result, but not really. So the fun of it all is finishing each block and actually seeing how it looks.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Two new blocks

Here are today's blocks.  They seem to be going faster and faster.  I select the fabrics, but really don't know how they will react to each other until the entire block is sewn.  It's always an Ah ha! moment.
What I find fascinating is which part of the blocks draws my eyes to it.  In the first one on this page, it's clearly the red squares.  On this one I think it's the center, but then the little squares also find me.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

More Castle Wall Blocks

Here are the next 4 blocks.  Each one takes from 3-4 days because I cannot work on them continually.  It hurts my hands and wrists if I do.  But I'm in no hurry, and neither is my sister, who will get the quilt.  She is thinking more of a wall hanging than a quilt, so whatever she wants, I'll do.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Castle Wall

I'm working on the Castle Wall block and using EPP as my sewing method. Thanks, Mickey Depre for the idea!

This is just what I like to do:  pick out 5 different fabrics for each block, figure out where I want them, and then mindlessly EPP them. With 49 planned blocks, I probably will use fabrics more than once, but not in the same places.


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