Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
2 1/4 yards Moda Bella Solid white
1/2 yard binding
3 yards back
45 degree triangle ruler
All seams are 1/4"
From White Cut:
37—1 1/2” x WOF
5—4” x WOF
Set aside 7 of the honeybun strips that have the light background and will not contrast well with the white. Pair and sew together remaining 1 1/2” print strips from honeybun with 1 1/2” white strips.
Press toward the dark.
Line ruler along the 4” mark (this is the size of the finished hourglass block) as illustrated.
Rotary cut triangle.
6. Flip ruler to the opposite side and cut. Continue in this fashion until you have a total of 12 triangles, 6 with the print at the point and 6 with the print at the base.
From the remaining strip cut into 4—1 1/2 x 2 1/2” segments
Lay out rotating hourglass blocks and sew blocks together in 11 rows of 9 blocks each row.
Sew inner border strips to each side of your
Sew top & bottom inner border strips.
Join (2) strips of 20 units each of the 1 1/2” x 2 1/2” units together (checker border top & bottom)
Sew 23 unit checker border to sides of quilt. (one side should start with a dark square at the top and the other side should start with a white square at the top).
Sew 20 unit checker borders to top and bottom.
20. Cut two of the 4” white strips to measure 4” x 40 1/2”. Sew to top and bottom of quilt.
Cut one of the 4” x WOF white strips in half. Sew one of the halves to each of (2) 4” x WOF white strips. Cut down to measure 55 1/2” for outer border sides. Sew to sides of quilt.
Back, quilt and bind in desired method.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
I began working on the embroidery Block of the Month "Once Upon a Time" by Melly & Me when I was on bedrest. I just love it!!! We saw the quilt made up at the Fall Quilt Market in Houston, Texas, and I knew I had to be the one to take this darling project on. The lovely ladies, Rosalie and Melanie, from Melly & Me had taken the nine blocks and made it into a quilt using fabrics from the Japanese company Lecien. Be still my heart!
Judy has been working on a quilt by Late Bloomer Quilts called "Weekend in Paris." It also uses fabric from Lecien. The quilter called today to say that the quilt is ready for her to pick up and bind, YEAH!
Valayne has been working on the boy version of the quilt called "Baby Mine" by Thimbleblossoms. She is using the new fabric line from Freespirit called "Oh Boy!" I love the ric rac in this quilt, it is so cute and I cannot wait for you to see it! Knowing Valayne like I do, I'm sure the quilt will be here this week!
On a future post, I will let you in on some more projects the ladies at Pine Needles are creating for us to enjoy!
See you all soon!