Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Starting something NEW

I have oooohed and aaaahed at many of Bonnie Hunter's scrappy designs, this time Jamestown Landing.  I just LOVE all those little scrappy stars.  So far, I've made about 690 HSTs, and need  840.  Then I need to make a bunch of string squares, then sew a bunch of half stars, then ......!   LOL   I DID clean up a lot of little 2 1/2 inch pieces.

So far, so good!   BTW, they don't go together this way, I just was playing.



Chiropractor says" don't sit and sew for long periods of time."  OK -- good advice -- I won't, but then I sit at the computer instead.  Duhhhhh!


9 comments:

~Joan said...

That is just the coolest pattern. I've never seen one that I didn't like. Eager to see yours!

Thought of you today because I started machine quilting my spool quilt. Your machine quilting always looks fantastic.

Janet O. said...

I like that pattern, too.
But the chiropractor didn't say anything about the computer, did he? Tell him he needs to be more specific! : )

Helen in the UK said...

Jamestown Landing is on my 'want to make list' too :)

LC said...

Oh, I love your scrappy quilts. As for the sitting/sewing/PC problem, I use Mozilla Firefox and it has a free alarm app that can be set to play a tune and pop up as reminder. For instance, mine is set to pop up every 50 minutes (as long as the PC is turned on). It plays a tune that I selected from my media files, and the words I put in say, "Get up and Move." It really helps. When I see/hear it, I get up and pace, jog, jumping jacks, wave my arms, whatever, just to keep the blood flowing. So thankful for this little alarm. Info at:
https://sites.google.com/site/mysimpletimer/

here's to being supple!

tncottagequilter said...

I love this quilt! You are a fantastic quilter, Elaine, so you probably know this, but when you go to assemble your Jamestown Landing, be very cognisant of the orientation of each of the components. It will save you lots of frustration and "undoing". I have had mine *almost* completed for over a year now and everytime I get it out I end up having to unsew something and just get so frustrated I just fold it back up and put it away. I have promised myself I will finish it this Spring.... we'll see. It really is one of my very favorite quilts...

MARCIE said...

That's a sweet version you've got going there! I have been wanting to make a blue and white quilt of late. They are so irresistible!

Chell said...

Blues....I was thinking that greens would be nice in this patter, too....really like the look of that!!!

Chell said...

Blues....I was thinking that greens would be nice in this patter, too....really like the look of that!!!

cityquilter grace said...

i like that pattern too...so far so good...be sure to show us every step!