|High Fashion Fabrics in Houston, Texas|
Monday, January 9, 2017
|En Provence inspired wall hanging|
This is my "En Provence" inspired quilt top wall hanging. It is a 27 inches square.
I will use the large dots fabric for binding. Bonnie Hunter is the designer of the original quilt; and she generously shared it for free as a mystery quilt.
I started making 1/3 of the required amount of pieces before I decided that what I really wanted was a wall hanging quilt. So, I will be using the extra pieces to make a donation quilt for my guild. I have modified the design for these blocks. It will be a little bigger than the picture below; but that is all I have done for now.
I really had fun making creating new blocks from the parts already made.
|Extra blocks to go on a donation quilt.|
Saturday, December 31, 2016
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
After several days with the flu, I did spend the afternoon sewing in my studio. Just before, it was time to clean up and prepare dinner, I took this untouched photos. En Provence, parts 3-5; and more parallelograms prepared for the Lucy Library quilt for the evening sewing.
Saturday, December 24, 2016
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
|Quilt size: 47 1/2" by 59"|
The fabric was pre-cut into 12 1/4" squares. I cut some of the squares into small units to create the nine patch block that looks like a window. I will describe what I did below.
|Quilt by Quilt Your Own in Stafford, Texas|
|9 patch variation block. Finished size 11 3/4"|
strips of white fabric cut at 1 1/2" for the square sashing.
and finally, the block is bordered by a 2 1/2" border.
It is a simple construction. I actually made into strips and sub cut them.
Sew as the picture above, 3 2 1/2" color squares with the white sashing. It will finish 2 1/2" by 8 1/4". Make 2 more like this first one.
Add the two 1 1/2" by 8 1/4" sashing to the unit made above.
Finally add the borders to the block, which should be 2 cut at 2 1/2" by 8 1/4"; and 2 cut at 2 1/2" by 12 1/4".
THESE MEASUREMENTS are for this odd size block; but it can be made using the your own measurements to finish at any size. A few extra 1/4 inches here and there will make this block a 12 inches finished.
Sunday, December 11, 2016
Great quilt; ugly picture.
I am so tired of trying to take a good picture of quilts. I don't have the space. It is so bad; that I decided to keep it "as is." Not even cropping it. ⬇⬇
But anyway, this is a donation quilt made by many hands. The Cotton Piking Bee provided the fabrics. Susanne P cut all the triangles with her Accuquilt Go. I did the sewing of the top. Chris, from Quilt Your Own in Stafford, Texas did the quilt, and I completed the binding.
|Quilt size: 61 inches by 46 inches|
|Detail showing the long-arm quilting.|
You can cut any size triangles and use any combination you want. It is a controlled scrap quilt. I only used blues and reds/pinks with a light background.
To make your own half square triangle, start with a square that is 7/8" bigger than your desired finished square and cut once in the diagonal. For example, if you want a 4 inch finished half square triangle, cut your initial square at 4 7/8" and cut it once on the diagonal, yielding 2 triangles.
Do the same with your background fabric. Using one of each, put right sides together, and sew on the diagonal seam, with a 1/4" seam allowance.