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.
Monday, December 5, 2016
So, I have started the mystery quilt ;"En Provence "so generously shared by Bonnie Hunter. But someone did not read the directions. Oops.Below is the link to Bonnie's blog. Cheers.
|What you should not do with clue number 2.|
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