Happy to be Scrappy

Happy to be Scrappy

Monday, November 14, 2011

On The Wall Today

Yes, this really is still what I'm working on. And as of this week it has leaves on either side.  They are sewn on so they are probably staying.  I have an enormous amount of bonus half square triangles left over from my Christmas tree quilt.  You can see it here http://juliekayequilts.blogspot.com/2010/12/christmas-presents.html  I don't have time this morning to figure out the link thing right now.
Anyway, I think those bonus triangles are going on as a border to the cardinals.  We'll see.

I am also working on this block.  It looks pretty large in that picture.  But it will finish at 5".  I don't have figured out yet how I'm going to use these. But I am ready to get at making more.  I started with some 1 1/2" scraps and started making 1/2 sq triangles.  Then figured out the rest as I went along.  I tried using EQ7 but I just couldn't make the measurements work for me. I wanted to work with strips and squares I already have cut and EQ wasn't doing that.  So it all worked out in the end.  But even though I wanted EQ so much that I finally bought it.  It has still not helped me at all.  Someday I will stay away from the sewing machine long enough to figure out how EQ works.  Maybe.

Have a good day and a great week.

Julie

9 comments:

Deb said...

I love that square. I sure understand about taking the time away from the sewing machine to really learn how to use the tools. I'd rather sew too.

Denise :) said...

Julie, the first piece is really gorgeous! I'll be interested in seeing this one progress! Have a GREAT week! :)

Pattilou said...

I love that block. I have EQ6 and can't seem to spend long enough to figure it out. I usually do better on paper--oh well, I'd rather be sewing! I'll let someone else plan it! Love your cardinal quilt too!

marcella said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one with that EQ problem - it takes longer to learn than just figuring out with fabric what I want to do. Love the block you figured out and your cardinals are great!

Quilter Kathy said...

I loved your line "they are sewn on so they are probably staying"! Thanks for the smile. Love your tiny block!

Cathy said...

Love your projects. Hugs

Heather said...

Beautiful works in progress... I love the cardinals! :o)

Gari said...

YOur cardinals are great. Is this going to be a quilt, wall hanging, or what? They really look good.

Bonnie said...

I love your comment about staying off the computer long enough to get some quilting done . . . or something like that. I agree 1000%.

Your birds look great. And, wow, nifty little block. I keep saving those darn excess triangles... don't think I've used all that many of them. But what a bonanza I would have if I ever decide to use them. Sigh.