Friday, June 25, 2010
Another Posy Pinwheel for Pat is finished and added to her package, which goes out to Rene tomorrow. It was fun to pull out some traditional and vintage florals to combine for this pattern. This is the third pinwheel block I've put together this year, and I'm enjoying making the "flying geese." I just need to work on getting those seams perfect. I mark out the 1/4", but there is still some wonkiness to deal with. Pat, hope you enjoy this set of fabrics, close up below. I'll send some pieces to your home address for your stash. -- michele
Friday, June 11, 2010
Michele...lookout! Here they come. Pictured here are my snail's trail blocks. I've wanted a quilt made of these blocks for a very long time...lol, now all I have to do is make the star blocks that will go to make a "Shakepear in the Park" quilt. Thanks ladies for your help...very big grin!!!
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
As promised, the bee sewing begins! Here is Carol's block of batik squares, triangles, and rectangles. The block design came from an old Quilts & More magazine. I tried to adjust down for Carol's dimensions, but it ended up larger than the magazine version! I marked all my 1/4" seam lines for near perfection, and still ... It was too pretty to rip out, Carol. Here is another view. My idea is that you chalk your seam line all around at the 10.5" dimension. I tried it out by pressing the edges back. The points of the dark inner frame and corners of the outside pink blocks get cut off, but it does give the block a more edgy look or sort of an off-set feel. It was better not to trim here, though, or some of the smaller seam lines could come loose. As well, it might work out that you can use a little wiggle room! -- michele