Monday, June 7, 2010

In Love With New Project

I sewed these pieces together tonight. To quote the Taco Bell chihauhau, "I think I'm in love." Isn't this just the cutest? I wanted to make sure the pieces would all fit. I didn't mark any seam allowance...just wingin' it. I cut out a lot of pieces, but now I see I need some different reds added in, and a few other colors.

The edges of those little diamonds do, indeed, measure an inch.

Do I have the self control to only work on this on the road?? Help me, Rhonda.

~Joan

PS: I've had several ask, and NO--this is not paper pieced. It is rotary cut and eye-balled-sewn for the seam allowance. That is why I am so shocked that it all FITS!! My son was with me after all the little diamonds in the above piece were sewn together (before adding the hexagon). He looked at it and said, "That hexagon is W-A-Y too big to fit in there." I agreed. I thought my eye-balled seam allowances were too large. But. it. fit. perfectly.

The pattern is from the June 2010 American Patchwork & Quilting, which I actually bought for the cover pattern.



7 comments:

Leeanne said...

Is this paper piecing Joan?

Brenda said...

Hope you post a picture of the finished quilt. It has me intriqued. i love it!

~Joan said...

I will post the finished product, but it will be a while. I did find myself hoping that I would be waiting for my riders at the YMCA this AM so I could sew another few pieces together. Isn't that pitiful?

~Joan

julieQ said...

It is gorgeous! I can see why you are in love!

Quilty Ramblings said...

VERY nice piecing!!

will be a lovely little quilt when it's done

Teresa said...

I have that magazine and I love your block! There are so many handpiecing projects I want to make - and that apple core quilt you just handquilted is one of them. Oh if only I could retire!

MARCIE said...

Very cool piecing here! Can't wait to see this grow!