Thursday, October 14, 2010

Will it work?

Back to the sewing room after celebrating some important birthdays - a 3 birthday...
And a 1 Birthday... By the way, we were invited back for the 4 birthday and asked to please bring presents!

I picked this up at Rosie's Calico Cupboard in San Diego. A great shop with TONS of fabric. I'm going to do the new Schnibbles pattern, Paganini. There are several versions in the pattern and I'm having trouble deciding which to do. I may have to do a couple!
So after some food shopping, lots a laundry, a little housecleaning and a visit with the girlfriends (Dairy Queen included), I cut into my Innocent Crush. I'm going to attempt the Pottery Barn quilt I showed you here. Never found a pattern, so I'm winging it. The quilt is made of half diamonds. Pieced kind of like a Lone Star, using half the diamond shape. I'm strip piecing it and was able to make 8 rows with the yardage I had.

After sewing the strips together, you simply cut the diamond shapes using the 45 degree angle on your ruler.

It's really pretty easy.
In 3 hours today, I drafted the design, figured my fabric order, cut and sewed several rows of strip sets and went from this...

To this... I have 3 more rows to go before I can sew them together into half diamond shapes. The biggest problem with this quilt is that I really don't know what it's going to look like until it's almost done! I'm hoping it will work - keeping my fingers crossed.


  1. Yeah, I love this already. Can you just make two? He he! Seriously though, it's really looking good!

  2. Wow! Looks amazing so far. Can't wait to see it completed!!

  3. What can I say if it's out there you can make it !!! The diamond part looks not so hard, it's the set in part that gets me all the time. You always do a great job at what ever you do. Keep up the good work.
    Jean M.

  4. I have been to Rosie's several times when visiting old friends in El Cajon. Well organized shop - like colors together, batiks together, stripes, polka dots, and little rooms for 30's prints, Civil War repros, and tropicals. I was always able to find what I wanted there. I also dealt with Central Sewing Centre in El Cajon where I bought my serger (Babylock Evolution). Mike and Paula Rupley were very helpful and accommodating as I was from out of town (Alaska). Arranged for shipping and tax exempt purchase. I am enjoying reading your blog from start to present. N


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