Thursday, February 22, 2007

buzz saw mountains

One irritation with the new blogger is it rotates my photos. I will take time later to fix this, but has anyone else been having this problem? (((FIXED!!)))
Here is a delectable mountains variation of the buzz saw pattern--made with plaid shirts from the thrift stores.

Sunday, February 04, 2007


All the wonderful string quilts showing up on the stashbusters ring got me to make my first string quilt. I had made blocks before, but is my first whole top. The strings are lights that have been languishing in my 1 1/2 inch strip drawer--the stuff that was not selected over time due to the blah feeling of most of them. I used 3 different blue solids I had pieces of for the diagonals, and had some 5 1/2 inch squares given to me by someone for some unknown reason that I cut in half for the corner pieces on the foundation. I used Bonnie's method with the wax paper, and 8 inch strips of 6 different lights for the borders.
A cheerful, summery looking quilt made in my unheated attic when it was -1 degree outside!