Monday, February 9, 2015

Sally Post in Pastel Colors

I have had the directions to make this quilt for a long time.
This is the year, I have decided,  to have it "started."
The pattern can be purchased from Sentimental Stitches. Below is the link and a photo of the original quilt.

Original Sally Post quilt
The directions come with patterns to make the blocks on point as the picture above, and also to make them straight as in regular rows.
I am making my blocks on point; but I want a wall hanging and not a bed quilt, so I will not make my  quilt top with the square in a square and sashing layout.
I have some ideas on how to finish this top; but it is too early and I know I will probably see something that might change my mind as I go.

 Preparing Sally Post blocks 
 In theory, I am preparing these blocks to take on a trip. But, in reality, I have already completed the applique on a few of them.
I am not trimming them to size, just doing the sewing and putting them away.
Because they are so small and fast to complete, I can't resist to just add one more stitch ^-^
Glue basted blocks with seams turned under for hand applique

close up in shades of gray

Friday, February 6, 2015

Lattice Christmas Continues

This is how the Cotton Pickin Bee is completing the lattice blocks for our donation quilt.
 The block finishes 10 inches and is made out of 2 1/2 inches strips cut in squares and rectangles. 
Steps to complete the lattice block step by step from left to right. On top is the finished block
The way we approached it was to give 2 1/2" strips of dark (Christmas prints); and white fabrics to Bee members and ask them to make a unit using  light-dark-light  squares and attach it to a dark rectangle. On this top photo the unit is the rectangle on the left.
When we met this week, we shuffled all the finished units and re-distributed them to members of the Bee to complete the 10 inches blocks (10 1/2" unfinished.)
So, from left to right, you see that the first step is to attach a light square with a partial seam to the dark rectangle on the unit. 
Next you attach another unit to the center square and the side of the first unit, and continue this way until 4 units are attached to the center square. The last step is to complete the first partial seam.
When we meet again, we will take all the finish blocks and decide how we will finish the quilt.

Some of the finished blocks.

Wool BOM- Moon Garden

Lisa Bongean is starting a new BOM called Moon Garden. It will be 12 baskets. Block size about 16" -17" light wool on dark cotton ...