Pushed through yesterday afternoon to get both the outer borders on this quilt. I already have a quilting pattern in my brain, so I might get started on quilting this soon. It is about 80" square.
Here is an all-over shot and 2 close-ups:
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
A decorator I am not. But I wannabe!! Those of you who have been patiently reading along have seen the lovely quilted pillow shams I've made for my everyday bedding and my Christmas quilt. Well, I thought it would look better with a red rectangular pillow in front of the shams. This is not exactly the look I wanted, but it's close enough for now. I thought it would be taller. It is a plump little pillow, not too much unlike a sausage!
Without and with:
These little blocks are paper pieced. Last night I had an epiphany about them. I don't like paper piecing because I hate to waste even the tiniest bits of fabric. I don't like digging around to see what size piece best fits the place that I need a scrap of fabric to fit!
So last night before I took my daughter to karate, I cut plastic templates for the 3 sizes of pieces in this block. I took my scrap box and cut cut cut the whole 75 minutes I was there. I got nearly all the box tamed! So now I'm going to add to it a handful at a time from my color boxes (only the smallest pieces). I made it easy peasy. I used Ziploc sandwich bag with the piece written in large letters on the outside. I cut the biggest template I could out of each chunk of fabric. Now when I sew, I will know which bag to look in.
I don't have a goal for how these blocks are used. I am just going to keep making them. I drew the pattern myself. They are 4" square unfinished. Soooo cute in person! Mostly Thimbleberries, but a smackerel of shirts and oddballs that sneaked in there somehow!
Yesterday I received a squishy envelope from my b-friend at the Country Log Cabin. She hadn't told me she was sending me anything, so that just increased the anticipation. You know when you get an unexpected envelope from a blogging friend, it has to be good, right?