Monday, April 9, 2012

1st Block Done

Here is the first 16" block of the strippy quilt done .
 I love all the purple fabrics.  They look even more Springy
now that I put it together...Only 11 more blocks to go.
With all the chain piecing and  using the quick method
to make the perfect star points without marking each one,
 it shouldn't take long.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Strippy Quilt

As if I don't have enough projects going on, I joined the
Strippy Club at Suze's Quilt shop....Saturday Club is only
 once a month and Strippy club is every other month.
Think I can do it  I loved the pattern as soon as I saw it .
 It is called Gallantly Streaming. I picked out the purple
 /lavender fabrics. They looked so Springy Can't wait to get
started. Stpips are already cut and ready to go.
 Most is chain pieced ,so it should go together quickly.

Hassock Gone Wrong

What started out to be a hassock for my sewing /computer room
has now become a beanbag type seat for the grandkids.
In the picture in my quilt magazine it shows this normal looking hassock
Sure didn't  look this big in the picture. As I cut it out I thought the pieces
 were a bit big,  but I kept going . I was using bigger seam allowances
 after all, not than the usual 1/4 inch of a quilt.   Well after putting it together
and using 9lbs. of fill if not more...this is what it looks like. Wow !!
It is too soft for my intended use. The grandkids were happy to take it over
 and plopped it in front of the TV.and thanked me for their new softie seat.
Guess I'll be shrinking the pattern down to make me one the size I need.
Good thing is I still have enough of this cute elephant fabric to make it.