Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Doin the Turtle Dance

The turtle top is done!
It's really wonky, I sure hope the little waves will quilt out. I know you perfectionists and long armers will cringe when you read that. I have a few excuses of the wonkiness; curves, on point, pieced border, yadda yadda.. But besides the little waves, I really like how it turned out. I will probably bind it with the dark pink. I was having issues with green again, that is why it took so long to get done. Umm now to get it quilted. If I wasn't so embarassed about the wonkiness I'd have someone do it for me.

Wait, that's not all I've accomplished! I also finished the Piece & Plenty BOM #3. This block is designed by Brannock & Patek and is primitive. I love primitive, but I didn't realize how difficult it would be for me to DO primitive. I thought I needed more guidance, but now that I'm done, I think it was a good experience. Now I know I can do it!

So, have you signed up for the new Designer Mystery BOM that Kimberly has going over at the Fatquarter shop? I couldn't resist. They go fast and I know I'd be heartbroken if I missed out. Good thing Vicky catches these, cause I would have missed it for sure.

I'm moving on to some new things, I've started another swap that I need to make 60 socks for. The pattern is called Lost Socks, it's adorable and easy so it should be fun. I guess I'm just one of those gals that need at least 3 0r 4 balls in the air. I can't settle down to one project. That would just be too boring!

Have fun stitchin!

17 comments:

Cheryl said...

I just don't see wonkiness, just see a really cute quilt! It is wonderful....and your primitive blocks are great.

Carol said...

I'm happiest when I have several things going on at the same time...no time to get bored. Love your Piece and Plenty blocks and the turtle quilt is so cute.

Yvonne said...

The turtles are too cute....doesn't look wonky to me. :) Your block is wonderful.
Another swap??????? LOL

Libby said...

Doesn't look wonky from here . . . besides don't turtles like to swim in the waves? *S*
Love the Piece and Plenty blocks.

Vicky said...

Your turtles are wonderful! Good finish! I need to get back to P&P! It's calling out to me! (Hugs)

Lisa Boyer said...

LOVE the turtle quilt, especially the wonderful border! The pink and green is fabulous. I also like Jan Patek's stuff--she's amazing.

atet said...

Those turtles are adorable...and the wonkiness you're talking about? I don't see it :0).

Cheryl said...

Couldn't resist, had to look at the turtle quilt NOW!!! LOL!! I love it, and you were so right about that border, finishes it off beautifully. WTG, Mar.
Now to look at the sock and then off to bed, finally.
HUGS,
Cheryl

Perry said...

Your turtle quilt is really cute, Mar! I don't see any wonky. I'm like you, I have to have lots of things going at one time, lol. And your P&P looks terrific!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Love the turtle quilt and your primitive blocks. No wonkyness going on that I see.

Lea said...

Your turtle is so precious... What a cute quilt.*S*
and love this Moda mystery BOM blocks. Those blocks are very pretty.

Thimbleanna said...

Cute turtles! You should only view that quilt top from your computer -- there's no wonkiness from here!

Rabbit Stitchings said...

Turtle quilt is just so cute! Looks really nice to me I don't see any wonky going on...

Your BOM block is pretty!

Socks? You knitting them? or are they fabric?

Laurie Quilts said...

I love your turtles, wonky or not.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

You have done a great job on your turtle quilt, really like what you decided to do with the borders.

Christine said...

Love your Piece and Plenty block. Turtle quilt is very cute - love pink and green together.

Nan said...

I am loving the turtle quilt! I see nothing wonky there at all. Your Piece and plenty blocks are gorgeous, too! Nice work, Mar! I agree with having a lot of projects going at once - to do otherwise would be boring in my book, too!