Friday, August 12, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
first one is to atkinson designs, their pattern name is "pinwheel puzzle" and the first time i made this pattern, it felt just like that. this time around, though, it's much easier. and the second is to bonnie hunter. see these little scrap triangles? bonnie would have turned them into an astounding scrappy piece but mine are (gulp) getting tossed. they are just way too small for me to work with; anything that is smaller than a 1.5" square goes and these are no exception. sorry bonnie; i am a true believer, i really am, but not with pieces this small. **** also pictured is the pinwheel puzzle so far, just have to add in a few border pieces and it can be sewn together. i am liking this pattern. i see one in batik scraps, don't you? ***** no fans or air conditioners here today, it's 62 and breezy...wheeee! no sun, but no problem at all!
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
two projects got pulled from the shoeboxes yesterday and i spent the entire day sewing! still no work, so the sewing goes on and on. the wallhanging is a pattern i bought in PA last year. all the pieces have been cut and placed; the "white" pieces are freezer paper and the yellow dots are pins! i'm hoping it will be done for halloween but we'll see. the second photo is an atkinson designs pattern from 1995, "pinwheel patches," done in heirloom lilacs from 2006 (i know the date from the selvedge!). i think it's properly aged by now; i'd like to get this top done this week and put the remains in my stash. that'll give me about 7 small projects in the flimsy stage. some blustery winter week i'll get them all finished at once, no doubt! i've also been working on handpiecing some amish pinwheels. it's a lofty goal, but it would be nice if all the squares were done by the end of the month. there will be an intricate quilting motif medallion (i love the hand quilting part) and i've a wool batt set aside to use. the same 2 quilts have been on my bed for some time now, so i think a change is in order, don't you? i'd like to get it quilted before winter, that and the 30s lovers' links.
Monday, August 8, 2011
Sunday, August 7, 2011
since my design wall is vertically challenged, i had to fold the flimsy over to pin it on to take its photo. even so, you can get an idea of its complete size and how it looks. i'm glad this is done. next is baste and then quilt and bind. no border as the batt i'm using isn't large enough for one. i might use red for the binding and muslin for the back. i don't think this will get finished this year, but we'll see. it's 48 x 72, large enough for a sofa or twin quilt. as predicted, i didn't completely bust my white scraps but one more scrappy just might.