Monday, February 28, 2011
Finally settled on a name for this quilt. It is coming along. I appreciated all the comments about the purple underlining the blocks. As you see I incorporated it in the quilt. Of course, the strips did not come out straight. Will add some purple to those edges before sewing. Now I need my extra purple to arrive to go any further.
Victoria at 15 minutes of play challenged us to come up with a block using an 8 inch square of made fabric. This is what I came up with. I guess I know what my next project will be. Have a couple of ideas, but no plan as yet.
I now have 4 tile blocks. I thought I was done with them, but once I saw the picture I think I will keep going. It is just so much fun to cut and sew. I was a really applique nut, but arthritis in my right thumb kept me from doing it. This seem to be the perfect solution. They each have a recognizable object in them...a heart, tree, pears and bird. CAn you see them? That is part of the fun too.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Hurray, got all the piwheel blocks done and cut as much if the sashing as I had fabric. I ordered more as 1/2 yard wasn't going to cut it. Will put the rows together while waiting on my fabric to come. Although pink and purple are the colors of choice of pre adolescent girls, I love what they do for these blocks.
Since I am in a slow sewing mood, I am showing another of my old quilt tops. They all seem to have been made bed size. This one has the bottom spread out on the floor and that is why the blocks appear forshortened. Love the border on this one and the black centers.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Yesterday I post this to 15 minutes of play. Today I will post it on my blog. I have finished quilt a few of my pinwheel blocks. I think 2 more and I will start to put it all together. A vague idea of what I want to do. Will just start cutting and sewing.First with my purplely stripe.
I have be airing my collection of quilt tops and decided to show this one. Supposedly it was made by an Mennonite woman in Indiana. No, they do not have to use only solids. I love the center hexagon thingy and how she made the hexagon stars in two different sized to accomodate the size of the borders. It is orderly, but you can see that it was not all planned in advance. I hope whoever the maker is, she had fun making it.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Last week I worked on more wonky blocks. Found the block that inspired this and it called pinwheel, so I will use that name until I can think of something more original. I love making them.
When the pieces are cut by eye it is challenging to get everything to fit and lay flat. For me, it is very satisfying.
In the lower right hand corner is the fabric I plan to use as a "sashing". I only bought a half yard...drat. Now I want 2 yards more.
Then of course I started something else. A tile quilt. There is a lovely book about tile quilts. BAsically you just put shapes cut sort of like a jigsaw puzzle on a block and applique them down. The background fabric becomes the "grout".
It is just fun....no making sure everying is tucked under just so, no tricky angles to get around. Have no idea how many I will make before I get tired of making them.