Wednesday, February 8, 2012

My Placement Wall.

Hello Everyone!! Finally this week.  I have a new project started and there is something on my placement wall !!. Also something to share,there hasn't been much sewing lately but back into the swing of things now.
My current project I am rather taken with as I just love the bright colours of my Storm at Sea blocks .
There was some preparation over the weekend and my dear husband helped me with this .He put the square I wanted on graph paper the size I wanted and drafted the block for me enableing me to identify the different shapes in the block. Then using a ruler and a pen marked my template plastic 1/4 " (6mm) beyond the edge of the shapes. Cutting out my shapes on the lines and marking them accordingly. 7 different shapes marked A-G. Storm at Sea is a 4 patch block on a 16 by 16 square grid.

 Templates and graph.
The first block for Storm at Sea .So on the placement wall it went.

It is only the second time I have used templates.
My first time is the quilt below.

After Storm at Sea I would like to make this bed runner.

The bed warmer at the end of the bed. The colours would really match my bedroom.

Just for fun I will add these.
And last of all I made some fishing rod covers for my beach rods.

Notice the sign on my sewing room door. That is to remind everyone that I am a princess but nothing happens so it doesn't work. haha
Goodnight ,Happy Sewing
Jen x


Linda said...

WOW, Jen, that Storm at Sea block is gorgeous, love the colours together. It's a very involved block really, and takes time. I wish you well with it. I think the bedcover you're planning is gorgeous. I love those colours. Happy stitching, and hopefully you will find some time somewhere, I can't - it's deserted me at the moment. Cheers.

Gudrun said...

Happy stitching--the block is wonderful!
I like the bed runner very much too:-))
Hugs Gudrun

Connie said...

Your Storm at Sea blocks looks beautiful and that is so neat that your husband helped graph it!

Dianne said...

Hi Jen, I have always loved the storm at sea block and yours is very pretty and colourful. It gives a lovely curved illusion. My hubby always has to help me with any maths or drafting of blocks and like you, I pretty much avoid templates where possible:-)
Cheers Di.

Luna said...

Ooh I rarely see brown used in quilts. That bed warmer is definitely something to look out for.