Saturday, February 01, 2014

Seasonal Quilting

Been working on a couple of things during the past week. The Polar Vortex blocks are all complete! I need 35 and there are 36 made -- stacked in sets of three with same spinners and different centers. I know how I want to lay it all out and have begun working on the border already. I doubt I'm going to get this together before our end-of-April retreat at Black Rock because I don't think my design wall is big enough for the full top (but I'll prolly give it a try nonetheless).

Coincidentally, there to the right you can see my blocks from the first step of Lori's "Midwinter Blues" quilt-along; mine is to be called "The Hope of Spring." Lori's posted the next step and I'm going to try to get to that in the week ahead.

Okay, there's Winter and Spring. Perhaps I'll just go listen to Vivaldi's "Autumn" and "Summer" and be done with a year's worth of seasons . . . .

6 comments:

Quiltdivajulie said...

Love that you named the one Polar Vortex!

Nicole said...

I love that block! That is a good one to use up all my Morris fabric that I can never figure out what to do with. Where did you come up with the block pattern?

Janet O. said...

*LOL* Very funny, Nancy. Get the whole year over with and then what? : )
Polar Vortex is such a unique quilt. I've never seen that block before, but it really captures my interest. Can't wait to see the whole thing!
You do have a more cheerful color palette for your Midwinter Blues.

Barbara Anne said...

Love your Polar Vortex blocks and the beginning of the springtime blocks for Lori's quilt-along. Applause, applause!!

When you sew blocks together, so you put them in pairs, then join pairs into little 4-patches, then the 4s together into sets of 8, etc? Mary Ellen Hopkins called this sewing next door neighbors together, then across the street neighbors, then neighborhoods, ... and you end up sewing one seam the width (or length) of your quilt. I find this is much more manageable than sewing blocks into rows, then rows together. I don't have a large design wall either and this works for me.

Hugs!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I love the movement in the vortex blocks, very nice block~ you really are plowing on through the year!

LizA. said...

love, love, love those polar vortex blocks. but please, don't push this year along any faster....it's going too fast as it is.