Tuesday, September 29, 2020

More EQ Playtime

The medallion quilt,  that uses the same block design as my current quilt, kept playing in my brain.  I wanted to add rows to the top and bottom, but I didn't want to recreate the entire quilt.  As I was making a batch of yogurt, an idea popped in my head.   Why not use the borders option in a creative way?  
So I did.  
The way I did it was to add another set of borders. Then I changed the size of the side borders to "0" inches. I set the border option as blocks and adjusted the number of blocks to make them square-ish. 

This inspired me to try using the center block for the border blocks also.
These two options really add to the versatility of the design. I know that many quilters don't care to make square quilts as they are less useful.  I am one of those quilters. 

Finding a way to adapt this quilt makes me very happy.  Which version do you like best?


Until Next Time,  
Stay Creative 


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Sunday, September 27, 2020

A Bit of Doodle

A small "failed" old painting start.  
A Uniball Signo pen.  
A set of gray to black markers.  
A little relaxing playtime. 

Mix together well with a soup├žon of imagination.

Enjoy!




P.S.  The caulking is finished. It looks better than before.  I am happy with it. 

Until Next Time,  
Stay Creative 


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Saturday, September 26, 2020

A Correction - and then Playtime

A Left-Handed Quilter kept telling me that one block in my layout was turned wrong.  I kept arguing - and then I saw it.  Doggoneit! She was right.   
I opened Electric Quilt and changed the block orientation so that it was what I originally intended. 

But as EQ was already open and running, I was tempted to play.  To be honest, my old bones are sore after the caulking work.  Sitting in this chair - quiet and still - it feels good. 

I made a new layout that is completely different.  I think of this one as a medallion type quilt. 




While the blocks are all almost the same, the center block has a solid center and uses purple. There are four blocks that do not use the blue cornerstones (they have yellow instead.)  I really like this one, but I doubt that I will actually make it.  With 8" finished blocks it comes in at about 50" square, I think.  To make it longer, it would be simple to make a couple of rows of 4 patch blocks  to put outside the purple borders on the top and bottom, then just extend the outer border.
If anyone wants to make it, it is all simple squares and half-square triangle units. All I ask is that you give me credit for the design and send me a picture of your finished quilt or quilt top. 

Until Next Time,  
Stay Creative 


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Friday, September 25, 2020

Prep for Caulking

Whew! When I decided to caulk my tub,  I thought the hard part would be applying the caulk.  I did the front, where the frame for the shower doors connects first. Doing that, I found out that getting out the old caulk is probably the harder job.  Once that was out,  taping the area and applying the caulk was much easier.  The bathroom is a mess so there will be no photos of it.  

Next up I  started removing all the old caulk from rest of the tub.  It was much worse.  I had to take several breaks.  Then I found a place where the previous owner (ages ago) had fixed a hole - of course that broke off and I had to repair that again.   Now everything is done except taping the rest of it and applying the caulk to the rest of it.  This old man was too tired to finish it on Friday.  Sometime Saturday, I will do that part. Meanwhile, I will have to take a "sink bath" in the morning.  LOL, I haven't done that in years.  I will miss the hot shower in the morning.  

Here is some "eye candy" for you today.  Hopefully I will have some time to paint or doodle something new soon. 
This strange landscape with the moon reflecting a bit unnaturally is simply titled "Herewith." 

Oh yes, I did change the layout for the HST quilt I am working on.  Here is that also. I doubt you will see much difference, but I think it is more symmetrical now. 

(edit- I flipped the photo after A Left-Handed Quilter's comment)



Until Next Time,  
Stay Creative 


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