Sunday, July 29, 2007
Friday, July 20, 2007
These poor quilts have been homeless for much too long...they are tired of the shelf in the closet and would like to be loved. So i'm taking them out to my shop where they will sell them on consignment. I will probably not get what they are worth but i need the room for the new quilts i keep making. So off they go!
Last fall i was trying to use up my fall prints and colors because i really dont like them much. So i made Yellow Brik Road quilts. 7 of them....i gave 2 tops away to local charities. These are the other 5. I'm taking them to the shop where i work hoping to sell them. The worst part is i still have enough fabrics to do about 3-5 more of these fall quilts! Thats where the ground hog day part comes in..its the same thing over and over and over and over!
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Thursday, July 5, 2007
This is the unquilted and un bound version of what we are making. Finished Size about 25x25 inches. You will need:
1fq focus fabric(my pumpkins)
1/2 yd of color #1(border 1 and binding)
1/4 yd of color #2
Cut the fq to a 17x17 square
cut 4 squares of color #1-6x6inches
cut 1 strip 2 1/2 wide of color #1
Cut 3 strips 2 1/2 wide of color #2
save extra color #1 for binding
Using the Color one squares and the Focus fabric make a oversized snowball block by sewing diagonally corner to corner. I also sew a second seam 1/2 in from the first to get a HST for another project.
Most folks will tell you to measure and pin a border. In this case, because they are so short I did not. Add the color one strip to the other 4 sides. Press and trim the angles. IMPORTANT: trimming the angles helps a lot in getting things to go together right. Do not skip this step.Starting on the sides you added the original triangles to sew the color 2 borders on 4 sides. Press and trim the angles. Lastly add the other 4 sides. Again, press and trim angles. See the first picture. Now it's ready to baste, quilt and bind.
I'm attempting to quilt a big pumpkin in the middle of this topper. I'll let you know if it works.