Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Prismatic Star--A New Project!

Because the first thing you want to do when you finish one big project is start another one, right? Actually, I started prepping this one a little while ago. Judy Niemeyer had the sample and pattern at Asilomar and did a demo of the cutting and piecing involved. Well... I bit. 

I tried several different combinations of fabrics, but these were the final choice. The lime green with pink Queen Anne's Lace flowers will be the background--the rose-colored part you see on the pattern. I hope this will work out the way I'm visualizing it! 

And...back to wonky editing/uploading features! Guess this post is going to be text on top, pictures below. Not much to explain, really--the two bottom pictues show the cutting and prepping involved and the bottom picture is the first four diamond sets. Each set of 8 fabrics will make 4 "star segments." I've made Lone Star quilts before and, although they're a bit finicky, I really love the look  

Monday, April 13, 2015

Hosta Progress--Oh Yeah!!

Well--it's done. The top of my Fire Island Hosta has been finished. A few "minor details" like getting it quilted, and then it will really truly be a quilt. 

Here she is having a photo session on the grass--we had to weight the corners down with rocks, because it was breezy today! Anne came over to sew--and she was really productive, too, maybe she'll revive her blog and post a few pictures? It's always fun to have a friend to sew with. She's much more encouraging to sew with than Shyla!

The next series of pictures are in-progress shots. Because I'm still wrangling with the various Blogger programs, I think I'll just caption them instead of writing a whole lot. Besides, the top is done now, so it's not that thrilling to see how it got there. Is it?

Testing out the layout
After sewing all the curves, these sectioins need to be joined

Testing the way the corners will line up. Surprise--they match!

Curves sewn to curves sewn to curves!

I don't usually use this many pins to sew a curve, but I was nervous!

Stacking them up as they're sewn in.

Laying out all the components, ready to start sewing the-gulp!-curves!

Some lefts, some rights, and I don't want to mix them up!
Well, that's it for now! Of course I have something else in the pipeline--I'm afraid I suffer from ADOS* when it comes to quilts!
*ADOS--Attention Deficit Oooh Shiny!