Saturday, March 27, 2010
I am so glad I had my camera with me b/c she has been a very busy gal.
Look at the beautiful piece she has hanging on her front door.
Her Stack & Whack blocks are just beautiful!
Sunday, March 21, 2010
I love snow days, I got to spend the day at home. This is the second layer and cut style top now all cut out. I am doing a raw edge applique on mine b/c I am NOT into persion piecing.
My layers are a bit off but not too bad. The decorative stitch should hide a bit of the distortation.
I will have to made the secondary blocks a bit smaller to fit after the big blocks are sewn together. I may decided to use the smaller ones as a border or even a separate top. For now I have it cut out, what I do next is anyone's guess.- cw
Saturday, March 20, 2010
I am working on a stack and whack class and this is one project that I am making. I was thrilled last night when I 'found' the yellow fabric in my stash to use as the center circle.
I am over half done cutting and laying out the petals. I need to decide if I am sewing with white or black thread when I raw edge applique. This top takes 25 plate blocks, 12 half plates for triangles and 4 quarter triangles to set it on point.
Dresden Plates have been a favorite TO-DO out of scraps, this is the first 'controlled' quilt in this style I have attempted with yardage.
Totally from stash- the 5 yards of blue were purchased in 2002 to use as a backing. I somehow don't think that project got very far!
I think I have enough yellow to do a narrow border (or poss binding) I saved enough strips of the original fabric to add 6 inch outer borders to show off the print.
Here is a scrappy one to show off. I just love the orange swiss in the circles.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Hopefully this one is going to be MINE! I just love this shade of blue. First choice is to do a Dresden Plate, applique to the cream background.
My thought was I would make strip sets and then cut the triangles and then piece to the background 'kite' shape.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
For starters we (when I say 'we', I mean Linda) photo copied eight pgs of several fabrics. The gals got to see, how this process works in a 4-patch block (we did several sizes and prints). We explored a 6-wedge, and the traditional 8-pc. Concepts were discussed as to size (what every you like) How many blocks are needed- (depends on what you want to do) and setting arrangements (again, whatever you choose to do).
Squares can be done in any size, both of these were from the same original sq, just turned different.