Sunday, February 26, 2012

Design Wall Monday

Sea Glass
I was sick most of the week with a kidney infection so not as much sewing as usual.  I was literally in bed for 3 days waiting for  those antibiotics to start working, this was after a double dose in the emergency room.  Can't remember the last time I spent that much continuous time in bed.  But never fear, those antibiotics came to the rescue and I was able to get some sewing done on Saturday.  Now that really is what made me feel better :)
Sea Shards
    
I finished Sea Glass.  This is my project fo the Jan Color Palette Challenge.   I know I'm a little behind :) I also did  a little work on the left over strings.  I cut up all the scraps I had with these colors and getting two quilts out of it.  This one I'm call Sea Shards since it's the left overs from the glass.  There was a tiny little problem.  Only enough shards for 19 blocks.  Dang it and I thought they were going on forever.  So I made another block.  Kinda like what I thought the fish might see if there were a beautiful sunset.  Ya, that's all I could come up with - hey I've been sick :)  If you have any ideas on what to do with that last block, let me know. I'm just doing a simple grey sashing all the way around and then a 3 inch border.   It's not easy trying to use up those  scraps.




Swoon Blocks
And last, I did get two more Swoon blocks done. 



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24 comments:

  1. So sorry to hear about your kidney problem Sue and hope you are well healed.
    hugs
    Nan

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  2. I hope you are feeling better soon!I love your color palette quilts a lot!

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  3. Lovely pieces Sue - the pallettes are so similiar you can use the string quilt for Feb. Take care of yourself - sometimes so rest time is truly what we need.

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  4. Hope you are feeling better! I love Sea Grass and really enjoy seeing beautiful Swoon blocks.

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  5. Hope you get better soon! Love your Swoon blocks!

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  6. Despite the infection (thank goodness for modern medicine!) you have a lot to show. Love the colors in Sea Glass and its string companion. I never caught the origin of the Swoon blocks but it's been interesting to see all of those that bloggers have made. Hope this week is healthier!

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  7. Love your quilts. Not sure about that extra block. If it were me, I would put that one aside and let it rest for a while so an idea would come out of nowhere and be perfect. Maybe even an applique or something.

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  8. I'm glad you are feeling better. 3 days in bed is like eternity when you can't do anything. Continue to get well.
    I love Sea Glass and I love that out of the box block in Sea Shards. It made me smile. :)

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  9. I love Sea Glass! Such a great quilt! Glad to hear you are doing better.

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  10. Golden stars for using up those scraps rather than putting them away. I wonder if it takes longer to make a quilt or to put them away?? Both quilts are fun... I was thinking of something in yellow/green to mix in with the blocks... is there some traditional block that has a fishy sounding name or such? Just a thought...

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  11. What great quilts! LOVE that 'odd' block in the second quilt--just the right color! Boy, you sure do like small pieces, don't you?! AND, you get more done after 3 days in bed than most of us with all 7 days! Sorry you were sick but glad the meds worked.

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  12. Feel better. For being sick, you made a lot of progress. I love the Sea Glass, such pretty colors.

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  13. Really like how the sea glass seems to shimmer - cool! :)
    Judy

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  14. Get well soon! I love your quilts. Sea Glass is amazing.

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  15. Wow, Sea Glass is really beautiful! So glad you are better.

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  16. Glad those antibiotics are kicking in. Sea glass is a real beauty. Must have been a bear to sew all those long strips though.

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  17. I hope you are feeling better by now! Beautiful quilts and swoon blocks!

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  18. Love your sea theme quilts. Have you thought of adding an ocean type embroidery to that odd man out block?

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  19. So much to be glad about in your post. So glad the antibiotics kicked in and made you better. Love the two Sea quilts - the quilting in Sea Glass is great and love the light block in Sea Shards - a great idea for the 20th block. And lastly, those wonderful swoon blocks. I'm going to have to make some of those. Thanks for the eye candy.

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  20. Sorry to hear you were down and happy you are feeling better enough to finish your beautiful quilt - Sea Glass. Love the Swoon blocks.

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  21. Your quilts/crafts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world!
    www.quiltworld2.blogspot.com
    Hugs, Ulla (from Finland)

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  22. Oh, Sue, I love your Sea Glass quilt - and Sea Shards is coming along nicely! I kind of like the 20th block - gives it some quirkiness! And thanks for posting the H2H button!! You're the best!

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  23. I like your fish eye block. I might move it lower and to the right, but it adds a very interesting pop of color to an already beautiful quilt.

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  24. Love your sea glass quilt - so colorful. Definitly reminds me of the glass I used to find on Miami Beach. I'll have to think of making myself one in those yummy colors!

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