Sunday, April 6, 2014

Not Even Close. Not yet.

I really thought I would have finished this exploding blocks quilt by now, at least the top of it. Some of the rows are connected, but not all, and there is a whole row whose blocks are not joined.

But. I had to spend a bit (a lot) of time unsewing rows that I had sewn upside down. Bummer. I will finish it. At least I had a nice day yesterday to do the seam ripping, a comfortable swing on the screened in patio, and bird and chicken voices to keep me entertained while I worked.

The azaleas have just about finished their grand finale for the year, but there are a few roses and iris, and would you look at that dogwood!  It is just outside our kitchen window and makes such a pretty backdrop for the usually pretty boring job of dishwashing.

Lady says it's just too tiring to think of all that. She'd rather take a nap. Look at those sleepy eyes. I'm right there with her!

Bruno, on the other hand, is always up for an adventure.

 I hope you've had a good weekend and found pleasant things to occupy your time.

Hugs and kisses,


BJ said...

The WHERE of your seam ripping sounds heavenly! When we had chickens, I always enjoyed their contented sounds in the background.
The exploding blocks do seem like they'd be fun. I took a paper piecing class yesterday....tired out this ol' brain!

Thimbleanna said...

Ahhh, we call those humility rows -- reminding us that we aren't perfect and unpicking must be done LOL. Sometimes I love to unpick when it can be in a relaxing place like what you described. I can't wait until I can sit out on my sunporch -- we're getting there. Nowhere near your flowers though! ;-D

Empty Closet Quilting said...

Ugh, unsewing. But doing things correctly does give a great result!

Karen said...

Those exploding blocks are looking great. Perfect fabrics. I am trying to be good and finish a few things before I try them out. In the meantime I will enjoy watching yours.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Frogging is a fact of life when sewing/quilting. At least you were able to enjoy your frogging time. ;-) I'm finally starting to see a few blooming trees/daffodils/forsythias in this neck of the woods. Spring is coming!

Sheila said...

Sounds like a beautiful, peaceful place to sit and do most anything : )

Carolyn Sullivan said...

I know what you mean, I was putting together some rows today, I have 4-5 pinned and partailly sewn together. There are still another 5 rows to go.
Who ever said "quilt in a day"! can't really think that works.... but still we try!

Millie said...

Frogging or unsewing, I have those days too. What a bummer. It is nice to see the pets again.

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Your quilt is looking great. Sewing is like that, taking out seams is part of the process, but this quilt is looking awesome. I love the photos of your dogs. They are so cute.
Have a great day.