Monday, April 21, 2014

Gorgeous weather and a little Steam Punking Going On!

Spring or maybe even summer is here in NoCal.  Rain is predicted this evening.  Unusual time of year to rain but I'm sure every drop will be welcomed!  I'm just enjoying the sunshine, birds singing and roses in bloom.  I would normally have my garden in by this time, but with the sale of my condo and my impending move by June 30th, I will leave gardening to the new owners.

I will miss tasty homegrown tomatoes.  Not sure if I can successfully grow them in Reno.  I will be there this coming weekend and will go to the nursery and see what they recommend.  There are so many rabbits visiting my yard (even with the rabbit fence I put up - go figure!) I question whether there will be any tomatoes for me.  That is, if rabbits like tomatoes...maybe they only eat grass or other similar vegetation?  Hmmmm, so many things I don't know!

Speaking of Steam Punking (I have deemed the act of making Steam Punk blocks as "punking"), I got a few blocks made over the weekend.  My hands are a little tied, as I packed all but a small selection of fabric and it's in a storage unit.

Here's what I have so far:

 
I'm finding these blocks take quite awhile to come together.  Even with an assembly line approach, first cutting enough for 8 or 10 blocks (5 templates involved in this step), then piecing the 2 curved sections on each blade, then putting the 8 wedges together and squaring up the block.  

Biggest problem of all - I was trying for a more muted palette and my stash is just not cooperating!  I don't buy much in the way of neutral prints it seems.  I buy bright!  Very bright!  Neon bright!  Now I need soft neutral prints, stripes, and plaids. 

I guess I need to do a little fabric shopping...

Aaaaanyway, that's it from the Robertson household.  Hope you had a great Easter weekend!


 

6 comments:

  1. I love the start! I've got this one on my to do list this summer!

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    1. Thanks Ella. Despite my complaining, I am rather taken by these blocks!

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  2. I'm inspired to start punking!

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    1. Great - send me some photos and we'll keep each other going!

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  3. The pop of bright in there makes it more you. You're still way ahead of me and my steam punk since I am only in the wishing stages of my quilt, ha ha. Good luck with the move this summer, big changes ahead.

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    1. Just can't get away from brights can I? That purple and green and red snuck in without my noticing!
      Thanks for your good wishes. Hope to see you one of these days.

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