I have been sewing hsts for days now on my ocean waves and I can't do it anymore. I need a break!! So I'm going to share some photos.
First we have the ocean waves, with 56 blocks completed. OMG. It's overwhelming. I don't know what kind of system you guys use but I'm the kind of quilter who needs to do a little bit at a time, sew it together, ADMIRE MY WORK, and then sew some more. I can't do all the pieces at one time and then sew them all together. UGH. I'd go crazy. Like I said, instant gratification. I plan to use a toile I bought in Paris for the main border, but I have another 50+ blocks to make so I'm getting ahead of myself! vbg.
As Lori said, I have a sweet golden retriever named Max. We also have an old lab named Jake. Here they are together on our back porch in Sunriver, enjoying the sun. Yes, I was brushing them after they'd been swimming in the river and got filthy!
Which leads me to the pictures of the river. The Deschutes River flows through Sunriver (no, not Sun River) and it's beautiful. You can rent canoes, kayaks or floats and just lazy down the river to this spot. We hiked over there yesterday, hoping to find the Benham Falls, which didn't quite pan out. It was a beautiful hike, though.
Then there's my darling grandson, Ryan, Here's a picture I took of him 2 weeks ago, where he was playing miniature golf (well, sort of) while my car was being washed. All of you know what I speak of when I mention the adoration we feel for our grandchildren. It's difficult to describe. I just can't get enough of him!!
So hopefully tomorrow I can get back to the ocean waves. Or not!! May have to start something else! Or work on a ufo (which I have plenty of!).
Hope everyone has a great Wednesday!
Are you serious--50+ blocks left to make? Whoa! I have a quilt on my current blog post that has 12 large Ocean Waves blocks (I'm referring to 4 smaller units combined as 1 block). They are constructed differently than the ones you are making. Maybe I would have liked your method better. I have made 8 of them so far and it has been a slow painful process. I'm with you. Let's break this up a bit.ReplyDelete
Your ocean waves is fantastic Randy! Please share some pics of your teeny-tiny bow ties that Bonnie mentions on her blog!!ReplyDelete
Gina in Missouri
You've made excellent progress on your OW. I got my machine threaded and thats all! LOLReplyDelete
I love your Ocean Waves quilt. How large is it right now? What are you planning on for a finished size? I'll be watching the progress of this! SarahReplyDelete
Randy, I tried to send you an email in response to your query, but my server is doing weird things. You may eventually get 3 emails from me if it ever kicks in--that's how many times I tried. Anyway, you can see my partially finished OW at www.roguequilter.blogspot.com--at the bottom of the current post.ReplyDelete
That's a lot of sewing you got done. I too, love the L & E method, I'm using it for 2 quilts right now. And I LOVE red & white quilts, so i'm totally loving your OW. Fabulous job, and welcome to blogland!ReplyDelete
I love this quilt...seriously pat yourself on the back! I decided to join the cheddar leader/ender challenge...it will be my first leader/ender real project and I am looking forward to it!ReplyDelete
It is looking fantastic. A break...for sure.ReplyDelete
You've made tremendous progress! LOVE the red and the use of the bigger center block is a good move. Don't force it, it's too beautiful of a quilt to not have fun with it.ReplyDelete
Leaders and Enders.....they are my friend!ReplyDelete
Ga Ga over your OW!
Quilting is a journey, choose your own path. The OW looks good. You are right about grandkids, I never knew this before. Now I know why my dad always said he wished he had his grandkids first. Of course, I know how my son feels when I say the same thing.ReplyDelete
OW quilt is looking good. I'm like you - bit and pieces instead of the whole thing at once with breaks in between. You'll get more done if you walk away from it for a couple of days. Refresh yourself with something else then go back to it.ReplyDelete
Welcome to blogland! It looks as though you have taken to it like a duck to water!!LOL! Your Ocean Waves quilt looks wonderful already! I look forward to seeing it completed!!ReplyDelete
How fantastic to enjoy the musings of yet another Bonnie quilter-convert to leaders and enders! I loved your use of scrappy reds on the Ocean Waves blocks, too. As for your work-habits, remember we are women with a fun hobby, not 19th century sweatshop workers! LOL Vic in NHReplyDelete
Your OW is beautiful. I also have one in the works, though it's been in stalled (for years!), I hope to get it back into production soon. Seeing yours is good motivation!ReplyDelete
What a lovely quilt! Remember, quilting is fun... if you don't enjoy working on something, there is always something else to do for a bit until the urge to work on the OW again surfaces. What sizes are your blocks? I am thinking they look pretty tiny but they sure are pretty.ReplyDelete
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I am sorry to have deleted the other one but something happened and I was not finished writing! So here I will start again.
I am new at your blog and have read some of your past posts, very fun!
Your grandson "Master Ryan" is darling and I know you are and will have a great time with him. We have six grandchildren and all are a blessing. They now rang from 9 to 17! Oh my how the years go fast----!
Your retreivers are wonderful they are very special pups!
I think you should go with the flow today on any project that fits your fancy.
Thanks for sharing and I will visit you again, soon! Carolyn :)
"Project flitting" lol A phrase coined by (I believe) Sharyn of Kalama quilts. Pretty funny.ReplyDelete
That's just what I do too though and usually have 2-3 or 4 quilts going at the same time, just to keep things a bit more interesting! Exception is Bonnie mysteries for which I have to do each step, full blast, no distractions! VBG
Love your ocean waves quilt!!!ReplyDelete