Thursday, December 29, 2016
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
At the moment, I am far in cutting and sewing the zipper blocks, and have decided to finish out the year by starting a plus quilt, being 2016 was designated (by someone?) as the year of the plus quilt.
I found this very cute version by Tula Pink. She calls it Summer Days.
I can cut the prints from 17 inch 2 1/2 inch strips to yield a block that will finish 6 inches.
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Deanna at Wedding Dress Blue had a sew-a-long in 2015.
I love quilts like this, every fabric has a memory attached. Both this quilt and the rail fence quilt include some scraps from my mother's sewing.
This quilt now belongs to my sister Janna.
The back uses up some of my remaining Lunn fabrics. Love how they glow.
Monday, December 26, 2016
The scraps are 2 1/2 inch cut squares and the solid is a 2 1/2 by 6 1/2 inch rectangle.
This quilt now belongs to my sister Beth.
On the back I used up some of my precious Hoffman fabrics--a nice way to enjoy them.
Saturday, December 24, 2016
Sunday, December 18, 2016
I immediately drafted it and made a top out of reclaimed plaid fabrics.
The block is huge, 17 1/2 inches finished.
Then I lost the top.
For 7 years.
If you saw my sewing room you would understand.
A couple months ago I found it again, and had it quilted as a wedding gift for Andy's niece.
It really is a great block. Thanks, Bonnie, for sharing it--I hope you got your quilt made too!
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
solid: five cut 2 by 2
print: two cut 2 by 8, two cut 2 by 5, four cut 2 by 2
75" by 90"
The zipper blocks are in progress for quilt #7!
Monday, December 12, 2016
I participated in Lori's Humble Quilts madder sew-a-long and was the winner of random drawing for this lovely stack of madder prints.
An irony as my entry was the only one of the 34 made without madder fabrics. Because, in my stash that could fill a small house, madder somehow does not exist.
I am using my favorite of Lori's fabrics in my current quilt.
Friday, December 09, 2016
Listening to the radio while driving the other day I heard Elaine Stritch do her wonderful "Zip" from Pal Joey, and thought the zipper pattern.
I do not make it with 4-patches, rather in strips of two patches, press in one direction, then press the rows in one direction. This should lead to nesting of all seams
Squares cut 2 inches, rectangles cut 2 by 9 1/2 inches. Block will finish at 6 by 9 inches.
Not sure on orientation of the blocks yet--horizontal is looking good right now.