A year from now I will be trying to figure out what picture to sew on Grace's postcard. Trying to come up with something clever to say on the back. And thinking about the first three postcards and the ones yet to come.
Monday, February 14, 2011
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Monday, February 7, 2011
These are the blocks I have been working on with my shirt plaids. I have quite a few of the dark plaids but have figured out that I need quite a few more of the lights. So another trip to the Salvation Army is in my future. You can go to my last post to see more information about the shirts that are in these blocks. I haven't decided yet how they are going to go together or how big this project will be. We'll see.
I am also quilting on my RRCB. It would be going so much faster if I could just see where I have already been quilting. My thread blends in so well on all those strip blocks. Makes for slow going. I decided to just go with meandering on it. So far it looks good. It's just not very far along. Patience, Patience.
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Tuesday, February 1, 2011
I started with this. These are shirts I have been buying at Salvation Army. All plaid and all 100% cotton. Jennifer and I have been having fun going to look for them. So far there are 15 different shirts/materials.
This is what I have ended up with. Lots and lots of usable material. At this point I am not planning to mix this with my quilt shop cottons. I'm just hoping to get something made with these plaids. The shirts were a Bonnie Hunter idea from her blog Quiltville quips and snips. The plaids may be too busy to use on their own. I'll just have to see what it looks like. Whatever "it" may be.
And this is what I have been playing around with. No it's not an original idea. But I don't have a pattern for this so I sat down and figured it out. The small one is only 4" and not quite as big as I wanted. So on to the 5" block. Much better. The large one is 10" and has the 5" block for a center.
I have wanted a quilt with a Churn Dash block in block for years. Between the Churn Dash and a Star pattern I wouldn't be able to say which was my favorite. I carry around a bag that I made from a Georgia Bonesteel churn dash pattern that was done in red/white and blue. It was a difficult pattern to follow and I knew I could do better, so I did. Yipee! Hopefully, I will have lots to share in the near future.