Saturday, December 20, 2008

productive.

since this is one of those december in maine weekends, where we get dumped with at least a foot and a half of snow, i've decided that means i need to be productive. since i'll be stuck inside until monday. ...i cut out two small quilts today, and got the blocks to one sewn.

this is a pattern i have used before, with an older/sold quilt, and i loved how it came out. i got the blocks cut out and sewn today, and tomorrow i will try to cut out and sew the strips that go in the middle of the grid. i'm planning to use a cream color, but i may change my mind before then. ;) no plans yet for the border and binding and backing...

i used mainly amy butler fabrics, but there's an anna maria horner print as well, and a couple of new fabrics from jo-anne's are tucked in there, too.

this zig zag pattern is one i have not done before, and normally i am very wary of working with triangles. thus, it is a bit smaller than the other one, and will end up with some thicker borders to give it some more size. not sure about the binding or backing yet, other than i will make another zig zag stripe going across the back, probably off centered. ...this all, of course, is riding on the fact that i can finish sewing the triangles without giving up on the entire project! BUT, if it goes okay, i plan on making more with this pattern..because the possibilities are endless with colors!

the fabrics for this quilt came from charm packs i've been trying to figure out what to do with! they're "flea market fancy" and "katie jump rope" designs by denise schmidt.

both of these projects will end up in my shop, alongside those two mini quilts i just finished, when i have my grand re-opening, hopefully sometime in early to mid february. expect so many more things to come by then!

1 comment:

Raea said...

I'm so proud of you for trying new things. I know triangles are scary! ;)