Saturday, June 23, 2018

For the rows are long, and the points are many

Long rows.

Extremely long rows.

And points.

Many, many points.   Points of extreme pointiness.
It's slow-going with this part.

And as if the rows weren't long enough, when I got them mostly assembled and all laid out,

I had a terrible thought.  A truly terrible thought.

"Wouldn't it be great if this quilt was a little bigger?"

Or at least longer.
So I slid down the blocks at one end and opened up room for a row in the middle.

Yeah.  I'm going to be a whole lot happier with that.  (My granddaughter is tall.   Not like tall-tall, but tall-for-our-family-tall.)
Luckily I already had some already-assembled bits left over, and I've got a bunch of triangles and diamonds all cut and ready to go.

Easy peasy.  Right?  (Or should that be 'famous last words'?)

And since I've got scads of turquoise/aqua/blue-green all over the cutting table, I can carry on a bit with the June RSC color.  Here's my Squared Away block,

and a Jacks and a Buckeye.

Then, since I'd somehow overlooked making a Squared Away for March, and there was a ton of green still out for Sea of Tranquility, it was short work to get that block done.

(Now I just need to figure out what others I've missed.  Not to mention figuring out where I've put the blocks I've actually done.  I'm sure they're in a perfectly safe place...)
And just for grins, and because I had green to play with anyway, I threw together another Jacks block.

You can never have too much green in your rainbow!

Linking with SoScrappy for ScrapHappy Saturday, and with Quilting is more fun than Housework for Oh Scrap!  Come join the scrappy fun!

Thursday, June 21, 2018

fixing the comment problem

I finally figured out a way to fix the Blogger comment issue, and have told a few people, but it's going to be quicker just to post about it.
Go into 'Settings' at Blogger, then to 'email' - reset the 'comment notification email' address to another of your email addresses, then save.  You'll receive a confirmation email at that address - just click and you're golden.
I'd originally had a non-gmail address as my notification addy.  (You know, the email address that I've been using for the last 20 years and see no reason to give up now...)  I changed to one of my gmail addresses and it's now working perfectly.  I don't know if it's just because of the gmail addy, or just the fact that I changed and confirmed that makes it work now, but I'm sure glad to be getting comments again!
Spread the word!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

With a little help from my...

Clipping together and assembling those rows.

I must admit it's going a tad faster now that my little buddy has stepped up to help.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Awash in a sea of turquoise

I've been spending a lot of quality time with Storm at Sea, or rather (due to the color scheme) Sea of Tranquility, so I've got a whole lotta aqua goin' on.  That puts me in the 'accidental' category for RSC, I think, but I'm totally taking it.

I laid out the flannel sheet that I'm now using as a design wall/floor, then began to play with blocks.
First - the corner that I've already sewn together (because I couldn't wait another moment to start assembling this thing!)

I'd already roughly sorted the blocks into dark, medium, and light, with the intent of putting the darkest ones around the edges and the lightest in the center.  So, here goes with the corners -

and then working toward the middle -

and filling in the in-betweens.

There are a bunch of bits in the center that aren't quite as yellow as they look in the photo, but I'm pulling them anyway as they're just a little too limey to make me happy.   This means I have to make more bits, mostly in a lighter range of the blues, greens, and teals/aquas/turquoises that I'm using for this quilt.

Some of these might not make the cut either, and in any case I'm going to end up with a bunch of block bits left over, so I think another Storm at Sea is in my future.  (Smaller this time, though, and with lots more color!)
Still more components to assemble, lined up here in the general chaos of Totally Demented bits.

Because I am all about the demented, lately!

Linking with SoScrappy for ScrapHappy Saturday.  Come see all the rainbow fun!
Also linking with Cynthia at Quilting is more fun than Housework for Oh Scrap!  My other favorite place to spend the weekend!

Sunday, June 3, 2018

test... test... one, two, 2048...

I'm using a Chromebook and trying to learn it on the fly.  Keeping my fingers crossed that I've successfully transferred the images from my camera to the computer, and that I'll be able to then post the pictures here.

Did it work?  Did it work?


Alrighty then.

I'm off on a visit to my daughter's house, and have dragged along as much of my stash as I could fit in their car.  Sea of Tranquility is standing by to be laid out (there's a really big floor here where the layout will be easy!) and I packed up Totally Demented for the trip.  Checkerboard Rails is in one of my bags, along with a few things for several bag-making projects I've got planned.

Cathy posted about her triangles for her version of Garden Mosaic, (which I'm calling Totally Demented, because seriously, go look at that thing) and she's being very organized and counting her triangles and everything.  (And Sally T is being even more organized - go see!)
Me, I'm just making heaps and heaps of triangles without counting them, because I think I might get discouraged if I ever stopped to calculate how many more I needed.  There's absolutely no down side to having gazillions of triangles, so why worry?
I've been making quite a few of these HSTs with 2.5" squares, as you can see in the photo above.  I have tons of 2.5" strips already on hand, and can augment my supply of squares really easily.  Bonus is that I get two HSTs per square,

so with a little trimming up, I feel like I'm zooming along.

Here's a look at my progress so far:

I've got a bunch of 2" squares with me, ready to assemble a block or two when I feel like I've got a confident number of triangles.  Little by little...

Linking up with Cynthia at Quilting is more fun than Housework for Oh Scrap!  I'm about four weeks late to the party, I think!