Monday, May 14, 2012

Design Wall Monday - canoes, arcs, apple cores and wheels

Jack's Chain is much farther along.  Here are some of the elemental parts: I call them arcs and canoes.  Most of the 9-patches have been pieced now; I counted up and I need to make about 25 more total.
After I have lots of arcs and canoes, I join them to the center hexagons to make 2 kinds of blocks: wheels (2 arcs and 2 canoes) and apple cores (2 arcs on opposite ends of the hexagon). It takes 4 wheel blocks, 3 apple cores and 1 end block (with 2 arcs and 1 canoe) to make a row with 8 hexagons.  I am making 8 rows like that.  Then I will join them with "sashing" rows of hexagons connected with 9-patches.  I have enough apple cores, wheels and end blocks to make 7 of my 8 rows, and I have actually pieced 2 of them.  I have also pieced 3 of the connector/ sashing rows.  I think I'm at the point where momentum starts kicking in, because I'm finding excuses to go over and sew for a few minutes here and there.  But getting them all laid out and joined together will be a bear!  I will have to turn and reposition after every 3" seam.
Stash report:  no changes this week

Fabric used this week: 0 yards
Fabric used year to date: 40.8 yards
Added this week: 0 yards
Added year to date: 27.2 yards
Net used for 2012: 13.6 yards

Yarn used this week: 0 yards (still plugging away on 2 shawls at once)
Yarn used year to date: 1956 yards
Yarn added this week: 0 yards
Yarn added year to date: 492 yards (all handspun, not purchased)
Net used for 2012: 1464 yards


kwiltnkats said...

Lots of piecing for this project. Sort of looks like a double wedding ring. I had to laugh when I ready that you'd used 1464 yards for 2012 so far...thinking fabric...then realized it was yarn. Anxious to see how your project progresses. Sandi

carol fun said...

This is looking great! What an interesting pattern - I'll be watching how it progresses.

Vicki H. said...

looks great, that is a ton of sewing and turning but the results are spectacular. I hope that your momentum carries you through to the end!