Monday, January 15, 2007

A quilty weekend


I had a quilty weekend this week. Actually, it started before the weekend. Last Tuesday night was my Jo's Little Women Club meeting at my LQS. We shared what we had accomplished on last month's project and began this month's. I had gotten the two previous little tops quilted, so was able to show them at the meeting and then, during the rest of the week I was able to cut and machine sew the bindings, which I finished up while watching TV in the evenings. The teacher for the group had given us each a recent copy of the AQS magazine that has an article on quarter inch bindings. These quilts are small, so they really call for a small binding-but working with that little amount of fabric to turn and stitch is quite a challenge. I may have to redo the first one, I'm not thrilled with sections of it, especially one corner. The second is not perfect, but considerably better.

On Saturday I was able to make my January swap block for an online group. The photo doesn't show that the light design on the black triangles are actually silver/holographic and have wonderful sparkle and movement. In the photo, it just looks white.

Once those were done, I began this months Jo Morton project, which is little log cabins. I think these little blocks take a whole lot more time than bigger ones! I'm beginning to think I could build a real log cabin.....and they would all be wonky!

Forest Jane showed her latest round on her Ostrich. I had mine done early and posted a while back. Mine was done early because it was sooooooo much simpler than Jane's. If you haven't seen her incredible work, go see it! And speaking of Ostrich-Kim must have changed her site, anyone know what's up and if we have to repost our blocks?

14 comments:

joyce said...

I love the fabric in the block you showed. It looks so round.

ForestJane said...

I like that fabric too - did you wash it before you made the block? I had some metallic once but most of the glitter just faded so bad the first time I washed it.

And thanks for the nice comments on my ostrich... *blushes* Aww!

The heartstrings blocks I'm working on now are a really nice change from all those persnickety 4 inch square paper pieced things where you have to watch the seams and try not to catch the triangle points on the edges.

quiltpixie said...

I love the fabric you've used... even without its sparkle and holograph it has a real sense of fun and movement... I have an email for Kim, and thought I'd booked marked her new site, but alas I didn't.... email me it you'd like her email and I'll pass it on. :-)

quiltpixie said...

OK I lied before... I DID have her site! its peachquilting.com :-))))

anne bebbington said...

The fabric with the twisting ribbons on in that block is a real optical conundrum - I did a double take when I first saw it as I thought you'd been manipulating the fabric a la Jennie Raiment

Sweet P said...

Ditto with others - that block is absolutely stunning!

Sandra said...

The next round is Ying Yang - if you pieced the centre, you applique the next round and vice versa. I can't find the forum, and there are only Kim's pictures on her site. I have emailed her, but she hasn't replied yet as it's still night time in the US :-)

Shelina said...

When I first saw the block, it looked three dimensional to me. Fabulous choice of fabric!

Suze said...

Such a warm feeling when things get done. You are moving right along.

Karen said...

Heavens, the pattern effect of that block is just amazing. Amazing how much impact a fabric pattern can have. Post pictures of your Jo Morton class log cabins!!

Finn said...

Hi Gail, what great fabrics in that neat little block! You sure are getting alot done. Love those buck a block blocks also, it should be a stunning quilt. Hugs, Finn

Samantha said...

Your block is really stunning! Good luck with the tiny bindings!

Susan said...

That's a great block. Even without the sparkle, it has a lot of movement. That's perfect around a pinwheel!

cher said...

great looking block!