Monday, April 18, 2011
Not a lot going on here. Went to Curves this morning then went to Larry's (owner of The Quilt Shop, now closed) with my friend Willey. She wanted to see a cabinet he has. She needs a place to store fabric ( what else would you store?). He had had it made locally. It is a nice cabinet seven feet tall, five feet wide. You could store a lot of fabric in it. From there Willey and I decided to go to Mr. Bill's for lunch. They have great cat fish. On my way home I stopped at Judy L.'s parents to see how the filling of the pool is coming along. Her dad has been more than busy. Everytime I go by, I see him laboring away in the yard. He has done a lot of work. I talked to her mom for awhile and then headed home where I have oodles to do.
Hope all is well on your end.............
Monday, April 11, 2011
I have finished up the spinning stars quilt and have decided to name it "Rolling, Rolling, Rolling." I am now working on the back. I will put at least one spinning star on the back. I have used almost all of that background fabric and I bought all that the shop had, so thus am limited to what I can do. I have saved enough for the binding. I bought about 8 1/2 yards of background. It doesn't seem possible that you would use so much fabric. It is a paper-pieced quilt so there is a lot of waste. If I made it again, I would widen the strips by a half inch, and then you could use the piece that you cut off (waste) for the next triangle. It would save considerably.
In the corners to make this a rectangle quilt instead of using large pieces of fabric, I cut triangles the same size as the triangles used in the spinning stars. It also has a three inch border.
This is a little project that I am doing to use up fabric. Most of my quilts are little pieces and they take a long time to make. I am slow anyway. I am going to make several quilts with larger pieces and quilts that go together faster just to use up some of the excess fabric that I have. I do not want to buy anymore storage containers. It is like living within my means, no more storage containers.
I found this pattern "Off the Grid" on the net. It is a Moda pattern. It is made with nine nine-patch blocks. I made it one row longer. With nine it would make a nice table topper but with twelve it could be use as a leg warmer.
Hope all is well on your end.........
Friday, April 8, 2011
This weekend I must work on the Market baskets. Of course this is a block of the month, so I will be happy if I can get a few of the little baskets made.
Hope all is well on your end.................