A QAL Project For Me, Day 9


What A Ride!

The sentiments expressed above definitely address my talking-points from last time. All of the building blocks on my design wall were rearranged and designations were made for three new original art pieces.

Day 9

On my list of things to do were two items: ponder my next steps and construct a few more building blocks. While thinking about the arrangement, of the units on my design wall, I busied myself with the creation of four new blocks.

Mystery QAL Day 9, Building Block Material

To make the process interesting I challenged myself to use up more of my fractured leftovers. Some of the slivers were extremely thin. So thin in fact that I typically would have abandoned them as being too small. However, I’ve gotten past that bias and learned how to adapt my stitching to incorporate them.

I don’t think I would use them if they were destined for a quilt that would receive a lot of use because I’m fairly certain they would not survive. In an original art piece they should be just fine since the item will most likely spend most of its life hanging on a wall. Pictured above is some of the pieces I used to help create those blocks.

Mystery QAL Day 9, New Units

From my inventory of useable scraps I was able to create these four blocks.

Mystery QAL Day 9, Design Wall in Color

Check out the photo above to see where they were placed.

In Search of Perfection

After I finished adding the new blocks to my wall I spent the rest of my time moving them around; searching for that perfect arrangement.

If I compare the two above photos I can see the changes to my block organization. With just the addition of the four new units and the moving of one block, my wall took on a totally different appearance. Now I want to compare today’s mono tone photo with the photo from last time.


Looks like I still have a lot of work to do. The concentration of the medium and darker tones is still too predominant. This gives me plenty of information to work with next time.

All In Good Time

Developing original art pieces certainly is a long, well-thought-out process. Being careful to take into consideration established design principals the achievement of a well-balanced piece is attainable. I just have to be patient and take it slowly. Being a buzzer-butt often makes if difficult for me. I have a tendency to get anxious about the process; wishing that it would go faster. When that happens I have to remind myself that this is supposed to be an adventure…a journey; not a one day excursion. 🙂

Taking frequent breaks to clear my mind and relax can sometimes help my over-anxiousness to calm down. Of course consuming too much chocolate and caffeinated coffee doesn’t help my cause. They do, however, keep me fueled with plenty of energy. LOL!

Thank You!

I simply can’t sign off today without first taking the time to Thank YOU for your continued interest. I’m grateful for your visits and the opportunities that we have to spend together. My blogging would not be nearly as interesting without your participation! As I say goodbye I’m already anticipating our next encounter.

Make today a good one!


10 thoughts on “A QAL Project For Me, Day 9

  1. I can see how complicated it would get. I thought of a change I would make, and then that needed a change elsewhere, which of course …. It’s a great process to follow with someone else making the decisions. =)

  2. Hi Cindy,
    Oh, I love the new blocks! My first favorite is the blue framed one followed closely by the gray bordered one. But that one with the skinny pieces in the center is very eye catching and cool. Everything is fitting together nicely. ~smile~ Roseanne

    1. Roseanne, I’m so excited that you like the new blocks. I never know whether they will turn out and be kept. This set is definitely a group of keepers. Thanks for commenting! 😊

    1. I am so glad you are enjoying the stories. I’m glad that you find inspiration. Oh my, you haven’t heard os buzzer butt…😂 Well I’m glad I could teach you it. 😊

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