Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Around the World!

Ok so I decided to put some thought into my color selections instead of just reaching into the grab bag and picking the next scrap of fabric.
I've decided to do this in an Around the World color pattern. I think I'll still do the triangles in 'grab bag' fashion.

I decided to use yellow as the center block, G-7. That means the four corner blocks, A-1 &13 and M-1 & 13 will also be in yellow!

I'm doing a triangle block after every 6 or so blocks that I get done. So, I decided to go ahead and cut out the first 6 blocks and triangle.

M-2, Duff's Bluff in Orange.
J-3, Rick's Volleyball Net in Green.
C-12, Family Reunion in Purple.
F-8, Church Window in Blue.
A-6, Uncle Homer in Green.
B-9, Tinker Toy in Green.
TR-2, in Pink!

Monday, February 14, 2011

English Paper piecing

So, Ive been trying to get started on my Baby Jane. I finally decided that I am going to have to do it the English paper piecing method.
It will be alot more work, but it will travel well.
I am using freezer paper for the paper pieces and I am cutting out 4 blocks at a time. I then am placing each block in its own quart sized zippie bag with a copy of what the block is supposed to look like.
I can place all these in a gallon sized zippie bag with needle, thread, and scissors.

I tried to just do regular handpiecing. I sucked at it. My seams were all wonky. My corners didn't match. It looked terrible!

So the first 4 blocks are M2 - Duff's Bluff, J3 - Rick's Volleyball, C12 - Family Reunion, and F8 - Church Window.

When I get my first 'kit' together, I will start posting pictures.

NYE Mystery quilt pt 2

I have gotten the 9 blocks pieced.
I decided I wanted to use the dinosaur print for the borders and maybe the back. But I might do the back in the green plaid like I had previously planned. I thought about doing this with dinosaur sashing but, I decided not to do sashing between the blocks.
So, I had to go get some more of the dinosaur fabric. I bought the LAST five yards!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

NYE Mystery Quilt

I finally got the NYE Mystery Quilt I'm doing cut out. Yes, I'm behind. I was so busy the last 2 weeks, I just today had time to do this much. I can't wait to get started sewing!
I am making it crib sized and already have it spoken for.
The focus fabric is dinosaurs on a red background. Fabric 1, the "Pop", is a dotmatrix pattern in blue/ green/ black. Fabric 2 is background fabric in a light/ med green with tiny stars tone on tone. Fabric 3 is the medium. It is a medium greenish blue all over tone on tone pattern. I've a green plaid for the back and am considering the star print for the borders, if it works. I will have to wait and see what happens.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Block M-2

This block is called "Duff's Bluff".
I am doing it in a light blue and white.
As of right this minute, I am planning on hand piecing the blocks in this quilt. I will more than likely join thee blocks by machine. It will be my first handpieced quilt.
I figure the pieces are small enough so it will be easier.

My sewing machines are a Brother 5600 portable and a 1954 Singer console.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Dear Baby Jane

I'm starting a Baby Jane. It will be completly from stash/ scraps. There will be no rhyme or reason to the fabrics in each block. I will use white muslin for the backgrounds but, even that will be from stash and scraps. I will eventually need to buy more muslin, so it will be a real scrappy quilt.

Blocks will be picked randomly by asking my DH to pick a letter and then a number. I hope this way to get a good mix of easy and hard blocks. Every 6th block will be a border triangle.

My Dh's first block choice is M-2.