Thursday, July 21, 2011
No post for more than a month, then 4 in one day, what is this world coming to?
I saw this idea on a blog a while ago. Use old jeans legs and make little buckets out of them. These don't have any interfacing, so they're kind of slouchy. I like that. I may try some others and use interfacing to see how they look. I'm going to donate these to the quilt guild's auction in October. Think someone will want to buy them?
Oh, and why oh why do I wait so long to replace the cutting blade on the rotary cutter...it's like magic when it's new!
The quilter used polyester batting so it's a bit fluffier that I'm used to. I think it will be well appreciated once it's done. I have one more out at a quilter...can 't wait to see that one.
Peaches and Dreams. I never use oranges, but I love this one, so I'm going to make it.
The gray fabric to the right was the other piece I bought. I decided I wanted a gray to use and first picked up a print. It is a newer fabric so cost about $11 per yard. I then looked at the batiks and saw this one. It was only $9 per yard...probably because it has been around a bit longer.
I somehow followed an internet trail from Judy's Design Wall Monday and saw a quilt called Jack's Chain . I have never seen this pattern before, but I'm intrigued. I'm going to use the solids shown and the gray for the background. Don't know when I'm going to start, but I'm liking the idea. I don't know how I'm going to distribute the colors yet, but I'll think of something.
Monday, July 18, 2011
Wow, it's been almost 2 months since I last posted. Here is the current work on the design wall. This is left over fabric from a quilt I made my niece about 2 years ago. I was looking for something quick and easy to get back into the quilting groove. I've been working on the house this summer and wasn't feeling motivated.
The blocks are simple 4-patches, and I didn't worry about matching the second seam. I figured it was supposed to be be quick and easy, and who would notice from 10 feet away! I had the sashing fabric and I'm going to be sad when it's gone. It's a pink and peach batik that seams to go with the difficult fabric I'm using.
I still have to figure out and add borders, but I think I'mm going to keep them simple.
Check out Judy's blog for more design walls.