Friday, April 10, 2015

Dancing Daisies Progress


I have slowly but surely been working on my WISP:  Work in Slow Progress.  I am using the Dancing Daisies tutorial at the Moda Bake Shop, but hand sewing them instead.  At the beginning of the year I had enough drunkard's path sections for one block.  Now I have one fourth of them finished.  (Enough for five blocks.)


I have even started piecing the sections together to make blocks.  I realized that if you want to make progress, it helps to actually pull it out and work on it.  ;)


So I have been listening to talks given by my church leaders while piecing.  (I'm a Mormon.)  It has made me realize that I must be a kinesthetic learner.  I absorb and understand so much more while my hands are busy.

Two plus hours a week is adding up!

I just saw Angie's Dancing Daisies quilted by Kathleen.  I always planned on quilting feathers in the light section, and it is so nice seeing how it will look.

XX,
Jasmine

P.S.  I will be linking up with some of the parties on my sidebar.  There is something fun for every day of the week.

15 comments:

  1. Oh these are coming along great Jasmine! I also love your totes in previous posts. So many different things going on...it was fun to catch up with ya. Happy Friday! V

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  2. Something relaxing about hand sewing curves. I don't seem to have much patience for straight lines but it always seems to be worth it for a drunkards path quilt!

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  3. Looking good! Great progress. Hand stitching is so relaxing, and I agree about having something to listen to while you're stitching.

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  4. I was just telling someone else that it has been years since I did a hand pieced quilt. I always enjoyed the process. One of these quilts is on my frame today. I will have to share a pic with you - no feathers though ;)

    Love your color choices!

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  5. Being a kinesthetic learner myself, it is awesome how you can double task sometimes. The blocks are looking great, and congratulations on getting one quarter of them finished. :)

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  6. I enjoy hand stitching, it's a very calming activity. Your blocks look great, this is going to be so pretty!

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  7. Wow, Jasmine, you have made great progress with these and they look really great! Isn't it amazing how a project isn't so slow if some time is put into it ;)

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  8. Rosemary B here:
    This is super duper gorgeous. I love how it turned out and your tutorial. You are a sweetie
    I went through nursing school in this same learning fashion. I listened to classical music and studied. lol I love classical music and there are still times I hear something and it conjures up drug groups, arterial flow, pancreatic function, etc etc

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  9. WISP - how funny Jasmine and that is so me! These blocks are beautiful!
    A kinesthetic learner. I have never heard that before and had to look it up. That is great that you are figuring it out Jasmine and can combine your love of quilting with learning. Maybe many woman are, if you think about how we all like to keep our hands busy.

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  10. This is looking good; isn't it exciting to see it grow! I have a hand-piecing project from many many moons ago... this reminded me of it...also a hand-quilted runner that is hopefully going to get finished within the next 3 months, as I'm putting it on my Q2FAL!

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  11. What a challenge, Jasmine, but the blocks are looking great! You are brave to try hand sewing!

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  12. Hi
    you are reminding me of my love for drunkards path quilts. I've made a few and they are so full of design possibilities and color choices once you start. Are you doing these all by hand?? They are quick quick by machine but of course we need hand work and machine work both. LeeAnna

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  13. I've done lots of curves and there is always something to learn! Thanks for the link!

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  14. I learn better with busy hands too! I draw during sermons and retain messages so much better when I do!

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