Saturday, December 27, 2014

Wood shop and a finish

From the wood shop:
Some progress on the bed.....

It is time for a "dry fit" to ensure that all the pieces are cut to the right length.   This is the food board section.  This part is much like checking the pieces of a block that are want to make sure you did not over look something before piecing begins.  
    And the next photo is a detail of one of the legs.  I love the slight taper and the extra routed detail.  

   Sir Old Man informed me he needs a few more boards to finish up the head board slats.  So it will be a trip to the wood  Translated that can go get more fabric, if I can get more wood!  Sounds like a fair deal to me.  
   So while there is progress, there is a long way to go.  Sanding, and fuming, more sanding, finally assembly and then the finish goes on.  I think there is more sanding involved with that too.   Like making a quilt, there are steps and details involved that no one ever sees or thinks about.  I am enjoying watching the process.

  I began this project as a stash buster and a Let's Book It project back in August!  Click here for that post.    I have been working on it  off and on, between other things since then.  I used up my stash of 5 " squares and decided to call it done.

   Naming this one was easy....5" squares are nickles, so A Nickle Saved it is.   I decided to just use straight line quilting on either side of the dividing strip, just to keep it simple.

  This pattern is simple, and effective one to keep in mind for those large scraps.  I like mixing it all up, but it would be great with batiks, or solids with mixed lattice strips.   
    I still have a couple more quilts ready to machine quilt before I jump into new projects......but I do have plans for 2015.  It will be time to make more scraps.
Happy stitching.  


Lori N said...

That turned out beautifully! What a great way to use up scraps!

Nicki said...

I am just in awe of the beautiful woodwork that your Sir Old Man can produce. One of my regrets in life was that I never took a woodworking class in High School that could have been the beginning of a new turn in my life. I just love wood objects of any kind. I was watching a man on t.v. yesterday showing how to do dove tailing joints & it was a jaw dropping sight to see him work so effortlessly with the wood to get perfection.
Your Nickle Saved quilt is lovely. What a great way to use up your 5" squares.

Janet O. said...

I'm loving that bed! Gorgeous!
This is a fun scrap quilt design. Did you do all that straight line quilting on your Tiara?

Terri said...

Our goal: make more scraps! Lol

Maureen said...

Love this quilt - I have the pattern from the magazine in my "ideas" folder, and as I'm about to begin a list of projects to work on in 2015 after seeing yours I think I'm going to have to it to my list!

Dana Gaffney said...

The bed is looking good, Sir Old Man makes such beautiful pieces, I love the little touches that make it extra special. I can see you hiding pieces of wood if More Wood = More Fabric, :)

Mary said...

You must be getting excited about seeing your new bed nearing completion. A Nickle saved turned out great and it looks like it was a lot of fun to make.

Lynne said...

The bed is just gorgeous.
I love how the quilt turned out.
Here we call five inch squares "charm squares".

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