Sunday, August 31, 2014

Jumbo Mumbo

Today is the day I make some sense out of this mumbo jumbo. The leaves are stitched into place, but don't they look like a wind just scattered them everywhere?  I sure hope the placement was correct on these.  As I place the stems, it should all come together.

There now that is looking better. I always look forward to adding the stems, the block is beginning to make sense.

 Next will be those flowers that are like little jewels that make the block sing.

Another cogwheel block almost complete. I will add some slow stitching to stich the center circle down.

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Ready for September

Well I  made it! Thankfully, there were five Saturdays in August.   I had to slip in making a quilt for my daughter this month, which put everything on hold.  But this week I got all my August  RSC 2014 blocks finished.  Each month I make 3 pickledish blocks and a large wonky star block.  It's all down hill from here and I am looking forward to our next color in September.

I also have been working on some cogwheel blocks that I started last summer.  They kind of went to the back of the list of active projects.  My summer push was finishing my Baltimore Garden blocks.  But I am needing a little vacation from my applique.  So I decided since I only need eight of these to finish them up why not fit them into the picture. 

The one on the left still needs to have the center circle appliqued down.  Still trying to use up scraps and pieces that are in my stash.  I have a piece of chintz that I want to use as the background in this quilt.  I hope to make some more design decisions once I get all eight cogwheels done.  Really flying by the seat of my pants here, a whole lot of fun! If your scraps are getting out of hand may I suggest going over to Angela's blog and see what others are doing with their scraps.