Wednesday, June 28, 2017
I do like how the chains of solids stand out and melt in with the various contrasts.
Block finishes 8 inches
Print: two 4 1/2 inch squares, four 2 1/2 inch squares
Solid: four 2 1/2 inch squares
98 blocks set 7 by 8, measures about 65 by 75 inches
12 half blocks (I cut the triangles with grain to edge of quilt)
14 setting triangles
Monday, June 26, 2017
Our cousin Gerald spoke for our family at my father's funeral five years ago.
After the funeral, my mother and sisters and I decided we wanted to give him this pair of quilts that I had made in the late 1990s for my father and my father-in-law. They were made using a Judy Martin design called Fathers' Day.
One quilt was at my house and one went with mom for several moves over the five years. We kept referring to them as "Gerald's quilts" and it was time they got to him.
This spring it finally happened. They look great in their new home!
Saturday, June 24, 2017
The solids and prints quilts have been a wonderful way for me to revisit deep stash as we have prepared for our move.
I like them as they give me a focus. I figure out what block to work with, and, with repetitive cutting and sewing, a new quilt results.
I do look forward to something else taking my interest soon. Until then, this continues.
Completed so far: (not all photographed and posted yet as some have been packed up already)
geese in flight
Tops awaiting quilting:
Cut and kitted for sewing while on the move:
unit blocks peter/paul
Sample blocks made:
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Looks like the ones being installed at our new place!
Block finishes 7 inches
Solid: one 4 1/2 by 2 1/2 inch rectangle
Print: one 7 1/2 by 4 1/2 inch rectangle, one 7 1/2 by 1 1/2 inch rectangle, one 2 1/2 by 1 1/2 inch rectangle, one 2 1/2 inch square
A simple block and goes together fast.
My design. Use at your pleasure.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
I love any block with the robbing-peter-to-pay-paul fabric placement and like how it is similar to the unit blocks one, but with a rectangle finish.
Block finishes 6 by 12 inches
Solid: one 6 1/2 by 2 1/2 rectangle, three 4 1/2 by 2 1/2 rectangles
Print: one 6 1/2 by 2 1/2 rectangle, three 4 1/2 by 2 1/2 rectangles
Sew the sets of three 4 1/2 inch rectangles and press to the solids, then sew together
Sew on the end 6 1/2 inch rectangles
Press whole block to the side with the solid rectangle
We are a few weeks away from moving and I have been kitting up projects for the transition time between homes.
Monday, June 19, 2017
I'm working in solids.
The bordered blocks now measure 4 inches, will finish to 3 1/2 inches. The tiny center blocks finish 1 1/2 inches.
This is way too much work.
And way too much fun.
Friday, June 16, 2017
I made it in 1999 using scraps from mom's and from her mother's sewing.
The pattern was in an early Fons and Porter magazine.
Beth uses waste triangles to make a legend of the origin of each fabric.