Monday, February 14, 2011

Design wall Monday - Valentines day!

Well, hubby and I spent the good part of our Sunday working on our projects.  Me on my selvage quilt, and he worked on a new painting :)  Here is what hubby finished:

I just love the colors in this painting - that aqua/turquoise coming through in the forest background and in the puddles, yummy.  The texture on the tree's is awesome too.  Hubby is really hard on himself with the painting, pointing out what he would do different and what he'd like to be able to figure out how to do better, but all-in-all I think he is doing awesome and his talent is progressing wonderfully!

Here is what I worked on!  My spiderweb selvage quilt!

Here is all 200 triangles done and ready for assembly.

Here they are all pinned with a couple sewed together into blocks.  I don't normally pin a whole stack, usually pin as I go.  But, I wanted to be able to zip through them faster and I think I will pin ahead more often now as it definitely helped speed things along.

Here's my first block assembled.  I have to make 25 of these!  (although the edge and corner ones will not have the small spiderweb on the edges so I don't have any half webs in the quilt).  When I finished this block, hubby had come in for a break on his painting.  I beamed and said ''see what I've been working on?!''  He said ''well, I think you've lost your mind.  None of those match up.''  I said ''they aren't supposed to, it's a scrap quilt!''.  He said, ''you mean a clown quilt?''.  HUMPH.  I guess I'm the only one that has to like it!  POO.

And, here is 4 blocks laid together (and my dog Tikka on the bed where she can look out the window whenever she wants!) Hubby walked in again when I had these laid out and I said ''Can you see now where I'm going with this quilt?''.  He said ''ya'', and started humming a circus tune and acting like a clown.  LOL, oh well!!!  I think it's going to be awesome!  It's definitely going to be heavier than most quilt tops I do.  Although I don't think I'll ever make this type quilt again, if I ever did, I think I'd paper piece it instead of foundation piece it so that there wasn't so much bulk.  That way I could press seams to the side instead of open like I have to with the foundation piecing.

Well, I have real 'work' I have to get done, and I'll probably try to think of something nice to make for Valentines day.  Maybe make some cookies or something special :)

Happy Valentines day everybody!


  1. OMG now you've given me another idea for a quilt I simply must do! I really really like this. A LOT.

  2. Wow! You're BOTH really talented!

  3. Husbands are funny that way..LOL. You both did a fabulous job.

  4. Kinda cool, you both are artists but with a totally different perspective.

  5. I love the colors in your hubby's painting. A quilt in those colors would be just as stunning. I really like your two size spider blocks. I hadn't seen them done that way.