October 18, 2012

Inspired...

After our guild meeting on Tuesday evening, I came home inspired to make some serious progress on the block I've been working on for our guild quilt. (Thanks to Barb completing her block for providing the motivation.)

This is how my block looked when I resumed work yesterday. I'd say I've been doing pretty well, considering I've worked on this block all by my "ownsome". (That's really is a word here at Brynwood!)
I had already prepped the robin's nest, badger and a significant number of leaves and flowers...but I had more to do.
So, after attending training all morning to be an inspector for our local precinct in the upcoming election, I headed directly to the studio when we got back home.

The first thing I did was pull the large green stem out of the block (the one that runs up the right side from the robin to the large lily on the top photograph). I decided it was too thick, so I made a thinner one that I much prefer to the other.

I designed this block in the style of Pearl's other blocks (because she hasn't designed the Wisconsin block, which we needed.) I'm styling it as I go, so I give myself some leeway to adjust or modify my layout or elements as I preview placements. I forgot how much fun it is for me to design something from the ground up.

Handsome had rehearsal last evening, so I stayed in the studio until nearly ten pm. You'll notice a few stems without lily blossoms - and I still need the flesh it out with more leaves - but I'm planning to have it completed by the end of today and then I'll start stitching on Saturday.

Now you know what I'll be doing on Saturday and Sunday. I'm looking forward to a relaxing and productive weekend! How 'bout you? What do you have planned?
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Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Donna, this is just beautiful. I can't wait to see it when you're finished!

laurajane said...

It's so beautiful,Such lovely work.
I really admire your skill,very envious.Cant wait to see the end product.xx

Shirley said...

Hi Donna, I am enjoying watching your block come alive. My weekend will be doing whatever I want to do.I will visit hubby each day, but the rest will be spent doing things for ME. Knowing he is being taken care of has let me have a much needed rest and work on my embroidery getting ready for a craft show with my grandson that is coming up. Have a great weekend. Hugs from Your Missouri Friend.

Sue said...

Lovely work Donna, love the Colours.

Marydon said...

G'morn Donna ~ This is one magnificent piece of beauty. You are soooo blessed with a beautiful talent for all to enjoy ... & treasure.

Have a great weekend.
TTFN ~
Hugs & love,
Marydon

Createology said...

Lovely designing and such perfection in your placements and sizing. Sounds like a stitch-cation for your weekend. We are working on pond edging repairs before winter hits us. Our weather is turning cooler this weekend with rain predicted next week. Blissful Stitching Dear...

Karen Gass said...

These blocks are simply GORGEOUS!!!! I have some what I would call 'finicky' applique patterns. Suddenly I'm all eager to try them out! I think it's because of you Donna!!! lol

My weekend? well, sewing I hope! Making my granddaughters halloween costume, she's going to be Rapunzel from the movie Tangled. This dress is so much fun!

Jillayne said...

I love it Donna! I can understand how it can be enjoyable process, and how absorbing it can be.
My weekend? Tomorrow I work, Sunday i preparing for a class I am teaching on Monday night and then spending the day at my Mom's - a little of this, a little of that!

Minimiss said...

That is going to be stunning, Donna. At the rate you are all going the quilt will be finished next year rather than 2014.

Sammy said...

Your work is really beautiful,
Samya :)

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