Quilt ADD in therapy

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Other than my family, the passion of my life is quilting. An eclectic, I love a wide variety of styles and techniques encompassing both machine and hand work. Instagram: lyncc_quilts

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

WIP Wednesday - 2 Nov - Hey! Listen Up!

So, "Listen With Your Eyes" has been at a standstill because I've been too depressed on the rare days I had a big enough chunk of time for the next step. But this morning I have an easy essay due for the day, and it sure would have been a shame to let another Wed. fly by without moving this project along. I need to get it to a stable state so I can put it away and concentrate on priority items. And I need to do that before I forget what is what!


Remember this set of checkerboards? Well, it has FIVE more companion sets that need to be constructed. I had to go through all 160something DIFFERENT pieces of fabric to figure out which ones to put where.


First, organize the stacks by number designations


Then I can figure out which ones I want to cut for the boards (some of them get used in the arcs that round out the the stars).  Thank goodness for Jacqueline's careful color code charts! I still got a raging headache from this task (took just about 4 hours altogether).


The J1-J2 snake




















Once the pieces are cut for all the copies, I play around with them some more for placement.







And then get them oh-so-carefully stacked. Ready for stitching onto the papers! But I'm not going to look at these anymore today. That essay about military revolutions during the Hundred Years' War  is looking so much more palatable than it did!  ;D



A big Thank You to Lee for hosting WIP Wednesdays, and Esther for WOW.  :D


Check out my previous post for the block & tutorial I entered for the Celebrate Christmas program:


9 comments:

Rhonda G said...

Wonderful, Fun, Exciting ... Projects your doing. And your use of color is outstanding. I struggle with color all the time. Are these your own patterns or??? They are Great! Please don't be depressed for long. You have such a wonderful talent... and it sure has uplifted my inspiration this morning. : ) Thanks for sharing.

Donna~~ said...

Your project is looking gorgeous--wonderful colors! It looks awfully hard to keep the colors straight--I am forever sewing things in wrong (on simple things), so I can't begin to imagine what shape this would have if I did it! Have you had your vitamin D levels tested--really helped my mood. (And I think your Christmas wreath is awfully cute!)

Heidi said...

Wow! I think I would have to go running myself to take a break.

But when you come back, it will be ready to go!

The Thompsons said...

Ayi, Yi, Yi- that's a lot of work! Organizing can be tedious, but obviously necessary, so good job!

Debbie said...

Your Christmas Wreath block is wonderful. I am so excited to see your work on "Listen with your Eyes." It looks pretty daunting.

Pattilou said...

Wow! I love seeing what you are doing. It looks like it is going to be quite a showcase.

M-R said...

Lyn, this is looking fantastic! I know each day is a struggle, but you can do this. Sending you lots of hugs! I also adore your Christmas Wreath and have pinned it (hope you don't mind). :)

janeylulu said...

I LOVE the wreath block! Such a great idea!

Marsha C said...

It's going to be beautiful. You really have your work cut out for you. I'm just now going to start ironing and cutting material for my next quilt.