Monday, February 19, 2018
"Box Kites", WIP, and Boats on the Other Side of the Studio
Mine is 130 blocks - once again, larger than originally planned - I can't seem to stop at "nap size"! It is finishing approx. 72" x 92". Most of the fabrics are kinda sweet, clear, a lot of polka dots, and a few "cutsies". The little stripe is one border. This is an easy, 6 in. block. If I had a design wall, I would have clustered like colors together but ... no design wall.
While I work on my quilts, DH works on his boats. While it starts as a kit, he is building an entire boat, only on a smaller scale. The wood is included, and instructions, but nothing is cut out, the instructions are frequently in several foreign languages with the expected problems of language errors, measurement conversions, pieces get broken under the stress of making straight wood curve, clamps won't stay clamped on curved surfaces. We both use a small studio - he is in one corner and I am in the other corner. He gets threads in his boats, I have sawdust in my quilt - we got over it.
This morning at 3:45am one of those clamps went flying off, noisily clunking to the chair then the floor -- waking us in a panic - we were sure someone had broken into the house!