Sunday, January 14, 2018

Putt-putting along on Ringo Lake

Progress is slow but steady -


Meanwhile, on another part of the design floor -


I think I'm going to have to take up Ringo so I have room to lay out Burgoyne, since I'm giving a higher priority to Burgoyne and I'm not going to be able to make the design floor any bigger...

While I was playing around with the construction of that block I showed yesterday (before it dawned on me why it was kicking my butt),  I thought that center area could be interesting all by itself.


Like maybe as a strippy quilt?


Or possibly a sashing or border?

More play is definitely called for.

Linking with Quilting is more fun than Housework for Oh Scrap!  Come see all the pretties!  (Oh, and Cynthia's flashing a Burgoyne block, too!  Woohoo!)




18 comments:

Chantal said...

Looks like you are having a lot of fun in your sewing room. Love, love, love the idea of using that part of the block for sashing. Very interesting. Happy to see Burgoyne getting some attention. Can't wait to see more of that one. Enjoy! ;^)

Quilty Fred said...

Your Ringo Lake blocks are beautiful! I love this color, and they look great. But ok, you want to work on Burgoyne... ;))

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I love your Burgoyne sashing with the little nine patches! Have fun playing with the new blocks, too - that is always my favorite thing to do!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I was just reading your "about" - sheep to alpaca's huh, you must like farming - it sounds like a nice farm and spinning & knitting - would love to learn

Magpie Sue said...

Glad to see you've been able to get back to the sewing studio. I'm so glad we don't have to deal with single digit temperatures over here (or anything below zero!). I remember those days from my childhood. It was fun when I was young but I'll pass now, thank you very much!

You're right, that central bit of the new block would make for an interesting strip quilt. *Especially* if it were done in a rainbow of scraps. What's one more block to make each month after all? ;-)

Sally Trude said...

Okay Ms. Smarty Pants. I just figured out the easy construction of that block given my experience with Ringo Lake. Time to give it another go...

Sally Trude said...

P.S. Your Ringo Lake is beautiful. I love how your corals open their arms to hot orange.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Your 'ringo lake' blocks are great, I love the colour combo! Lots happening on your design floor, exciting!

Anonymous said...

Burgoyne is on my list, and I really like yours. I like your Ringo Lake, but it isn't on my list . LOL

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Your design floor is looking amazing! I still have to reside how I am going to sash my BS blocks.

I really like that border idea. What a great addition it would be to a scrap quilt. Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

Shasta Matova said...

Burgoyne is on my list of quilts to make, but it keeps getting shoved down by bullies like Ringo Lake. Maybe someday. I really like both of the quilts as you are making them, and any progress is good progress. I like the striped setting triangles.

Cathy said...

Ringo Lake - yumm!
You are changing around the new block already? Yes, that would make a nice strippy quilt or border. It kind of looks like the units in my Down and Dirty gardening UFO - four go around a square. Kind of versatile, huh?
And BS is looking good. I wish I could figure out a backing for mine. I might actually have to buy something but I'm trying to make do at this time. Do you know how you are going to quilt yours or aren't you that far yet? I'm open for ideas but I'm definitely going to quilt it on my DSM and need to do it before summer and the heat.

Louise said...

Both quilts are looking good, Gayle! I had to laugh at your design floor not getting any bigger :)

Ann said...

Funny how we expand to the space available. Perhaps we are fortunate our walls and floors don’t.
The quilt tops are lovely and I enjoy seeing you work a new idea with the partial block. Fun!

Mystic Quilter said...

Oh both of these projects are looking exciting! Love the colours for On Ringo Lake.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

I really do like those Burgoyne blocks

Jo said...

So much fun playing around...

Kate said...

I like your new RSC project, very versatile. The ORL blocks are moving along, your's turned out beautifully. Happy putting along this week.