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Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Sunday, October 28, 2012
I have finished the blocks and sewn them into strips. I only have the four vertical seams left to sew. Matching those orange strips is quite a chore for someone as precisionally challenged as I am. There has been quite a lot of force fitting going on. I am relying on the old quilting adage: It will quilt out.
It is supposed to finish at about 60x72. I may put a border around it to make it a bit bigger but if not, I'll bind it with the orange fabric.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
I have added some more blocks and started sewing some of them together. My design wall is full and unless I sew them there is a danger of them all falling down. Not a good thing. The top left three are sewn together and you can see how it will look when all the orange strips are matched. (Or as closely matched as I can get them.)
On a different note, I have started a blog about the hikes I have been doing with friends and family. There is a link on my side bar. It's called Take a Hike. I hope you check it out and that you enjoy it even half as much as I enjoy doing them.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
I have started adding the alternate blocks that are solid in the middle. I have 5 made and need ten more. They go really fast so I should be done piecing the units and be ready to sew the blocks together soon. Before that though, I'll probably spend some hours (or days) arranging and re-arranging, trying to get a random look. Random is harder than you would imagine.
Friday, October 12, 2012
I made some more blocks with different purples. The question is , should I mix the purples in each block or have three different purple squares with all four sides the same...I'll make some more before I decide. The middle one is sewn together so it may stay that way. The seams are on the diagonal so ripping it apart would probably stretch it all out of shape.
I have started piecing a new quilt. Once again, this is a pattern from a magazine. I am making a larger quilt for each of my nine grandchildren so I am using patterns. I haven't done that in awhile.
This pattern is quite complicated but fun to do.The orange will stay throughout the blocks but the dark purple will change to other dark colors.