Monday, January 30, 2017

Design Wall Monday

I didn't get near as much sewing done as I had hoped this weekend, but that's ok.

I did finish the Four Winds quit top, and boy is it big. I say that I finished it, but I'm actually thinking about adding a small border of the background fabric around the entire quilt because I'm afraid that if I don't do that, I'll lose the points of the flying geese around the edges. I have enough fabric to do it, so that's not a problem. The problem is that I really want to be done with this and think about the quilting. 😊

I can't get a better picture right now because it's too big for the design wall and it's snowing outside. I think you get the idea, though.

While working on sewing the Four Winds, I was sewing another set of blocks. I cut a layer cake into four wonky segments and am randomly sewing the pieces back together. This is just 16 of the 42 blocks and I just threw them up on the wall to take a picture.

They have not been trimmed yet or rotated in any specific order. I'm kind of thinking about adding a small black sashing between the blocks to make them look like stained glass windows. I'll make that decision after I have all the blocks done.

I love the colors in this!

Since I always like to be working on multiple projects and use the leader and ender concept (Ok, in reality that just means I have ADHD and need to jump around between lots of projects. There! I've admitted it publicly.), I was working on a pattern called Precious Gem.

For this pattern, you cut a layer cake into 84 - 5" x 10" units. You then add a square to one corner of each of the units (It must always be added to the same corner.) and then trim off the corner. I thought it was wasteful to throw away the trimmed off corner, so I sewed a seam 1/2" away from the original seam line. By doing that, I will end up with 84 - 3 1/2" finished half square triangles. Do I know what I'll do with them? No, but how could I waste that?  😍  

Here are a few pictures of what I did. I'm using a layer cake from The Sweet Life by Pat Sloan and think this is going to be pretty cute.

What are you working on this fine Monday?

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Susan said...

Love the geese quilt your working on - great movement!

Kare Ybarra said...

Love the batik one!