Wednesday, December 3, 2008

More Bento work

I sewed up another 20 blocks into one big chunk last night. Tonight I will add another row of 5 blocks to one chunk, and then sew those two together and have half the quilt top done.

Yes, a king sized quilt is VERY VERY BIG, and truthfully, I hate them that size. They just get so unwieldy.

To keep the arrangement the way I want when I sew them together, I take pictures, like the one above, print it, and then follow that. AND, I found a nifty way of arranging the blocks without getting up and down on my knees. I remembered that the French painter Matisse worked with collages in the last years of his life, moving the pieces around with a stick. I found a dowel, and then a crutch tip... can you see where this is going? While standing, I could arrange the pieces any way I wanted. It was pretty neat. Minimized the up-and-down.

Scared the daylights out of my cat.


Clare said...

Oh dear - tears running down my cheeks with laughter!

My grandmother couldn't bend down after various knee ops so she used to use one of those pick and grab things for picking up things she'd dropped.

T said...

LOL! What a clever solution! There's no stopping you now!

jovaliquilts said...

Whoa -- what an idea! Any chance of a photo of your clever device?

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Exuberant Color said...

Oh, you need a design wall. It makes it so much easier. Of course I'm always hitting the wall with my toe when I get too close, and then the blocks start to fall.

Tine said...

How clever!! I can just imagine how it scared you cat though! The poor little thing. LOL!