Wednesday, 27 January 2016

A new start.

       One evening last week I was weary of working on quilting the pick up sticks quilt and I was too tired to feel comfortable cutting my Midnight Mystery blocks into quarters.  I did however have enough energy to construct a block of the Graduated Cross quilt.



   This colour combination is a little more subtle than the original but I like it just as much.  It feels good to have a start on this project, even if it is a small start. 

      I like to have lots of different projects on the go because it lets me pick and choose what I work on depending upon my mood and energy level. 

     So over the next  week I'll be quilting, or working on The Midnight Mystery or maybe making another Graduated Cross block...or maybe I'll work on all three projects. But for sure I'll make a  Polaroid Block that my bee mate Katrin (Hive 8 of the Stash Bee)  has requested for her friend,s child Hanno who has a brain tumour and who is  going  through chemo therapy now.  If you would like to make one as well, the instructions are on Katrin's blog Puppilalla.  This is not her bee block but a separate project she would like help with.

     If any of my local followers would like to make a block I'll be picking up the background fabric Kona Grellow at The Workroom  on Sunday and I'd be happy to share it.

     I'm heading over to get social at the Let's Bee Social link up on Lorna's blog.  Won't you join me.

     

17 comments:

  1. Those are some wise words, Lisa. There are times when I think it would be nice to work on multiple projects at one time because of just those reasons you mention. Your Graduated Cross quilt is going to be such a beauty!

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  2. I really like that graduated cross block. I too like to have several projects in the works for the same reason - i like to work on whatever I feel like working on. Of course I usually get obsessed with one of them to the exclusion of others, but eventually they all get done. Well, most of them, anyway. I would love to make the polaroid block, if your friend still needs help. I will visit her website and let her know, so she won't have too too many blocks.

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  3. Sometimes our energy runs out, but our mind keeps on saying do something! I like your cross block- simple but very effective.

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  4. I love that block! The colors are fabulous! I can sometimes work on two projects at once, but I have to say it drives me a little crazy! Polaroid blocks are the perfect easy and fun blocks to make!

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  5. It is definitely nice to have several projects to choose from on occasion. As long as I can keep from feeling overwhelmed, it works out. :)

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  6. love your block! colours are so pretty and happy! I work on multiple projects at once too....never get bored that way, always a challenge!!

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  7. Love this block! Haven't seen it before but it gives me some ideas of how to use the Kona fabric I received from Lorna in the DGC link up party ...... I too have many projects on the go at one time.

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  8. I'm with you, I like to have options to choose from depending on my mood or maybe just how much time I have to work on something. The colors in the Graduated Cross block are beautiful together.

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  9. Love the block. I've always got two or three projects on the go so I don't get bored working on the one thing

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  10. Ooh, how I love your Graduated Cross block colours Lisa! I know what you mean about starting something new, especially in the long bleak month that is January. It can really give one a lift, and choices are always good.

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  11. I love that Graduated Cross block. Love the colours. I, too, always have many projects -- I like to work on whatever suits my mood.

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  12. I love those blues. I've got project to choose from now, but sometimes I spend too much time deciding and not enough sewing!

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  13. Liebe Lisa,
    was für ein schöner Blog, vor allem deine Farben haben es mir angetan!
    Liebe Grüße
    Steffi

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  14. Love the color palette for your cross block. Those blues are some of my favorite, they're just so soothing to me. Are you planning on doing all your blocks in the blues or changing colors?

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  15. Sometimes when I'm too tired I keep going and always end up unpicking stitches! I really like the graduated plus block - they look like a fun no stress project.

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