Monday, April 28, 2008

Step 2 done... just under the wire!

Step 2 was a bit daunting to me... at first. I didn't purchase the Easy Angle ruler, so I had to work with the regular method. I love the look of triangles, but absolutely hate sewing them! And this block has 3 triangles and 2 are tiny! So I did a bit of playing around and tweaking and came up with my own method. It still took a long time to make them all, but I think they turned out great. I really like this little block, especially paired up with four-patches. I played around with several layout ideas last night. I wouldn't be a bit surprised if I use this in another quilt some day down the line.

So now I wait patiently for step 3. Of course I have a "zillion" other projects to work on in the meantime, but this one is more fun!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Step 1 Done!

Aren't little four patches cute? I just love them! They went together a lot quickly than you might think from the time I started until the time I finished. I got interrupted and had several days with no sewing time at all! (Tragic, I know!) I am still fairly new to the quilting game (4 years) and I haven't made a lot of four patches in my day, but I think I will be using them more in the future. I have all sorts of ideas bubbling around!
So step 1 is done... PTL! Now I just have to be patient and wait for step 2! Barb

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Step 1 started.....

Bonnie posted step 1 of her newest mystery Quilt - Orange Crush - yesterday... and I wasted no time gather up my strips and heading to the sewing machine. Unfortunately I keep having detours and haven't gotten as much done as I wanted. I am piecing together a dark strips with light strips as Bonnie instructed. I even have some pressed open and ready to cut into small 2 patches (which will be sewn together into 150 4 -patch units!) I have 2 weeks to get these done before Step 2 is posted. Which should be plenty of time. After all I only have those to piece, a quilt for a 4/26 wedding to finish (the blocks are done), a Round Robin center to create, house to clean, family to feed, work, laundry..... no big deal! Lots of "free" time!

Off to move clothes from washer to dryer... towels from floor to washer... and then fabric strips through the sewing machine!