Saturday, January 29, 2011

3 x 5 Might Just Work

Here is the center of my quilt top (real pattern name is Pick & Choose).  I think with 3 more borders, it will be a great throw size.  I am going to do the same size HST units as the star points (3" square finished) and put them like they are in the original pattern (which I have not yet found,'s here somewhere!!).

I am going to add a brown print border next, then the triangles, then another slightly larger brown print border.  I am off now to figure out how large to make the next border so that the triangles fit perfectly.  Wish me luck!!


PS:  This is 43" x 70" in the picture.

Loving Fruit Pizza

I know Susanna loves fruit, so I asked her if she wanted to arrange the fruit on our fruit pizza.  She is always going a step beyond the expected to make things special.  Here is the way SHE puts fruit on a pizza.  The crust is sugar-cookie like and it is topped with softened cream cheese beat with XXX sugar.  Mmm-mmm.


Twelve Blocks Together Plus One

This picture looks strange to me on the monitor...all the blocks are sewn together except the lone one in the middle of the bottom row.  The white is my design wall showing through.  From side to side is about 42", from top to the bottom of the single block is about 70".  I don't want to make another 5 blocks, so I think this will have to do with just filling in the side blocks of the bottom row. 

Once I got it sewn all together I realized I had one more block (how did THAT happen), and I realized I wanted it longer than the original 12 anyway.  So I cut out two more blocks.  I am in the process of piecing them now, but had to make a cheesecake, a fruit pizza, drumsticks, and rice for supper.  A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do!

I have decided on a clever (I hope) outer border after a floating border...stay tuned for the outcome.  Daily life has overcome me many a day recently, so don't expect the progress to be quick.


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Different Scrappy Stars Layout

Playing around with a different layout for the Scrappy Stars.  I didn't like the dark brown sashing, but I am going to use that fabric in the border of the quilt.  I STILL have not found my original magazine, but I like the HST border in the original pattern.  I found it on All People Quilt, so I *have* the pattern. 

What do you think of this setting?  I'd have to make two more blocks to have 3 x 5 blocks.  A good throw size.