Thursday, July 7, 2011

What a fun productive day!

Today was one of those rare days where I had no obligations.  I didn't need to go anywhere, the laundry is done, the house is clean (relatively), the bills are paid, etc.  I didn't even work out today, but rather spent most of it in my sewing room - aka "my happy place".  And while there, I managed to get so much done...

I ironed the backing for Michele's quilt.  (I really need to think of a name for this.)  I put the blocks together and the inner border for my Winter Wonderland quilt and have already started on the Fly Stitch that goes between each block.

Winter Wonderland Quilt Center
I decided not to remake the one block yet again.  All of these same background fabrics will be in the stars in the outer border so I think it'll blend together just fine once it's done.

I also finished making all of the strip sets for Michele's quilt, sub-cut most of them and even managed to complete one large block.  As I mentioned in a previous post, the block units are made first by sewing your fabrics into a tube.

Strip pieced tube for block units
You then cut triangles out of the strip with your ruler.  You just alternate the placement of the ruler from top to bottom.

Cutting out one of the block units
Each strip set provided 5 blocks - 3 with one dominant color and 2 with the other fabric dominant.

5 units from one strip set
After I cut out all of these blocks, I arranged them to make the main block in this quilt.

One completed block in the quilt
There are a total of 9 blocks plus a scrappy border.  I have another free day tomorrow and hope to complete all of the blocks.  I also plan to finish quilting Goulash (I'm almost done) and possibly load Connections on the frame. 

In any case, I'm really enjoying myself puttering around up there and looking forward to a repeat tomorrow.  In fact, I may even try to get another few hours in tonight!

Until later...

It is God himself who has made us what we are and given us new lives from Christ Jesus; and long ages ago he planned that we should spend these lives in helping others.  
Ephesians 2:10 (LB)


  1. Ooo...what a fun looking block to make. Thanks for sharing those pictures; gives a good indication of the steps involved!

  2. I like the tube idea! It's cool to sew HST type units and cut them as you did. Looks like something I'll have to try!