Thursday, July 22, 2010

Oz Bound

"Where Blue Birds Fly"
81" x 81"
2010 Machine Pieced and Quilted

30 Love

Sew Organized

I've been sewing the blocks in groups of 10. Using the fabric for the #2 position, and completing each block until all 10 are done. Here I've stacked them together so they are all ready to go. Each pile has the 10 fabrics in the #2 position, one of each fabric for the #3 position, and all the white on whites need to complete each set of blocks.   

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Love Sewing

 The pieces are all cut, now lets begin. There will be 10 squares with the same color in the #2 position. So I chain sewed them in groups of 10.

 I like using the clear foot, mine is a Bernina # 34, it makes seeing the lines easier.

Here's a preview of 8 blocks.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

I changed my mind

It's ok, I looked over my stash and I think I will use 11 white on whites, one for every print.

Monday, July 05, 2010

Sewing Pigs with Love

Danielle asked, "where did you get that pig fabric" is an original design by pygletwhispers on her Etsy shop. However pyglet whispers is currently closed as she is having soon or had a baby.

Sew what am I doing with all these strips? Well, from Quilt Magazine, online, under "Sewing Projects" here you will find QUILT # 108 - Kaleidoscope Pillow, Select the orange button to Download the PDF, it is complete with the pattern, cutting and sewing directions with pictures. Did I mention it is a free pattern? I am going to make this into a quilt. Here is my EQ drawing of the finished project, it will not be in these colors.

Sew how big will the quilt be? Really it can be what ever size you want it to be, but this is what I will do. Knowing that each square is going to be a 7 1/2" unfinished block, sewing 4 together, will give me a 14" finished square block. If I make 25 of these 14 inch units, the size is now 70 inches square. Then I will add a 1 inch inner border, now we're up to 72 inches, then an outer border maybe 5 or 6 inches, not sure yet, bringing the grand total to an 82 or 84 inch square quilt. Making 25 units mean sewing 100 of the 7 1/2 in blocks.
I am going to use 11 different print fabrics, 10 are from the Amy Butler Love line, 1 is the pigs. I have 11 because I didn't want to have exact repeats of the 7 inch block. There are 2 colors in each block, reading the graph across each row AB, AC, AD, ect and will be no AA, BB, CC ect. where the blue color is. The prints are in the #2 and #3 position on the pattern, so while I will have an AB and a BA they will reside in a different location. If I use 10 fabrics, I would only have 90 blocks, now I have 110, which will give me 10 extra to make pillows. Any questions?
Keeping with the scrappy-ness of this I am also going to use 7 different white on whites, 6 for the inside and a different one for the outer border.
Let the sewing begin!

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Love Pigs

220 -3 1/2 strips... Don't you just Love those pigs!