jump to navigation

What’s On My Design Wall January 16, 2012

Posted by Pam in KC in Uncategorized.

Paraphrasing the Wizard – pay no attention to the new blocks on the wall, that’s not a new quilt you see.

This week I made a bit of progress on the Ocean Waves – primarily in the form of stitching the HST squares.  I’ve now have 1400 of the 1584 that I need.  And yes, I did make a few blocks.

The frog is still waiting for inspiration.  DH cut out construction paper legs.  He says this looks like a top view looking down on the frog.  I thought the frog was facing the viewer.  I guess I’m going to have to get out my own construction paper and figure this out before too long.

As for those other blocks on the wall….Those are the first blocks of Playing with Jacks from Quiltville.com.  A few weeks ago I sorted my 2 1/2″ Bricks & Blocks box by color, as well as my strip box so I could get the boxes closed.  It made it very easy to start this new quilt.  I have blue squares for all but 10 blocks and I’ve got the HST squares cut for all but  12 of the blocks.  I guess I’m about 1/3 of the way through stitching the HSTs.  Working with the 2 1/2″ strips seems huge after working with the 2″ for Ocean Waves.

I’m off work today, so I hope to get most of the blocks finished before going to Guild tonight.

Don’t forget to check out the links over at Patchwork Times.



1. Jo - January 16, 2012

For some reason the Playing with Jacks quilt I must have missed. I really like it and think that needs to get on my radar.

2. glen in louisiana - January 16, 2012

LOL. I have a playing with Jacks quilt on my design wall today as well! I love it!

I think your frog is facing the observer as well. My vote goes with you. Go to a child’s coloring book. I keep them on hand and have gotten a lot of ideas on how to draw simple shapes. Dollar Stores are good places to find the coloring books for cheap!


3. Barbara - January 16, 2012

Lots of pieces in that one. Very nice. It’s going to be very impressive.

4. Quilter Kathy - January 16, 2012

Great projects…but sooooo many HST’s to sew 😦

5. Tea in MO - January 16, 2012

Lovely ocean waves scrappy quilt. Neat construction method as well.

6. Sue Daurio - January 16, 2012

I missed the playing with Jacks quilt, but man I’m going to go take another look, yours looks fantastic

7. nbhilyard - January 16, 2012

Your Ocean Waves blocks are great–I really like the turquoise background. And the Jacks blocks look interesting…isn’t that also the Contrary Wife block?

8. Kare in OH - January 16, 2012

You are so very close with the remaining HST for Ocean Waves – keep going!
I missed the playing with Jacks too, I am so glad you posted about it!

9. Cathy Shepherd - January 16, 2012

Beautiful ocean Waves quilt. That’s a LOT of half square triangles.

Sorry comments are closed for this entry

%d bloggers like this: