Sunday, October 23, 2016

framed nine-patch

Another in my solids on prints series. This time, a framed nine patch.
Solid--five 2 inch squares.
Print--four 2 inch squares, two 2 by 5 inch rectangles, two 2 by 8 inch rectangles.
Block finishes 7 1/2 inches.
Ships, Churn Dash, Shoofly, Pinwheels, Geese in Flight, and now, Framed Nine-Patch.
I am awaiting the quilting of some, making backs for others--the ships is the only one completely finished.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

drafting the Hillary block

The logo for Hillary Clinton's campaign is a great fit for quilters.
I have found several patterns online but all seemed to be more complicated than I wanted--or used paper piecing--so here is my version.
Finished block size: 5 1/4 by 4 1/2 inches
Finished size with 1 3/4 cut sashing: 7 by 7 3/4 inches (7 1/2 by 8 1/4 inches with seam allowances)

NOTE: my layout picture is with the arrow point section too big--I took the photograph while making an earlier version that did not fit together and forgot to take a pictures as I made the final version.

Cut from blue:
two 2 inch squares
one 2 by 7 inch strip

Cut from white:
two 2 inch squares
one 1 1/4 by 7 inch strip

Cut from red
one 2 by 3 1/2 inch rectangle
one 2 3/4 inch strip, then use Companion Angle to cut a goose shape.

Sew together blue and white strips and press to the blue.
Use EZ angle and with the white in the longer (bottom) side, cut at 2 3/4 inches. You need to cut two of them and will have an extra large goose shape for another project.
from 1 3/4 inch strips
two 5 inch rectangles
two 8 1/4 inch rectangles

This block uses the colors in Hillary's logo. I plan to make more blocks in all different solid colors.

My pattern of a logo--not too sure on copyright with this.
Use at your pleasure and your risk!
Nancy in Philadelphia has more ideas on how to make it:

I like to see political quilts from the past (Tippecanoe and Tyler Too) and hope Hillary quilts are studied many years from now!

circa 2016 Temecula Quilt Co. sew-a-long, progress

This sew-a-long has been going on since January. We were given a block pattern every Friday. I usually made double the blocks called for so I could have options of quilt size when it was time to put it all together.
I am now at that stage. There are 143 little blocks that will finish 3 inches that were kept in this basket. I hope to have some time next month to putting it all together.
The directions are now available for purchase on their website.
This has been a welcomed respite every weekend to do just a bit of sewing when I was too busy to sew. Thanks, Temecula Quilt Co.!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

olympic sew-a-long number two--Temecula Quilt Co. pattern--top completed

I did a second quilt top with Temecula Quilt Co.'s Olympic sew-a-long.
This one with solids. The 2 1/2 and the 1 1/2 inch squares were already in my bin. I had to cut the 4 1/2 inch squares and the constant 1 1/2 inch blue squares.
The color isn't quite true. I hope to capture it better after it is quilted.

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

not-so-final end of the basket medallion sew-a-long, fourth border, something fishy

This last round had the theme "something fishy".
The round came as my semester was getting started so not much is done for it yet.

I have always thought the Old Gray Goose block (Nancy Cabot, 1933) looks like sea horses. I am working with a half block. A sample block 6 by 9 was way too big. Scaled to 3 by 6 inch size was much better.
When this current border is complete it will measure 66 inches. It isn't finished--beyond this border something else is needed. I don't know what yet.

Thank you, Lori at Humble Quilts and all the hosts for making this sew-a-long a successful project for so many of us! It has been a fun sew.

Wendy –