Monday, February 28, 2011

Quilting Potpourri...

I'm home again and I think it's going to be a busy week in the sewing room. These blocks on my design wall are calling for more!I'm also folding fabric. Joan from wishes, true and kind mentioned she was using a fabric folding tip from In Color Order. I hopped over and read all of Jeni's posts on "Order: The Art of Choosing". Mine really needed a makeover, so I joined in and started folding. I love that she suggests organizing by color (tone-on-tones and color + white), but also by color + accent color. These are my blues...

And these are my blue + green (yes, I really do like that color combination!) So this week I'm working on a color or two per day. Hopefully by the end of the week I'll be organized and ready to put together some coordinated scrappy quilts.
When I visited Maisonette, I picked up some knits to make these adorable hats for the girls.
I also bought some AMH voiles. I've got an idea to turn these into a simple, soft lightweight quilt. Stay tuned...
I got an email from Debbie and she shared the quilt she made from my MBS Building Blocks quilt. Six times the quilt size made a beautiful bed quilt.

My friend, Jean is planning on using the pattern to make a large quilt with Central Park. I redrafted the block to an 8" size. This can also be cut from a 10" layer cake.

Here's the alternate cutting:
1 strip 3 1/2"; trim to 3 1/2" x 8 1/2"
1 strip 4 1/2"; trim to one 3 1/2" x 4 1/2", one 4 1/2" x 4 1/2", and one 1 1/2" x 4 1/2"
1 strip 1 1/2"; trim to 1 1/2" x 8 1/2"
So for me a week of a mixture of sewing activities... potpourri. How about you?

3 comments:

  1. I bought a Central Park layer cake to use your pattern too! Funny! Thanks for the layer cake measurements; I'll be using those for sure!!

    You've got some good fabrics in your stash!

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  2. The quilt is beautiful. I am making a building blocks quilt right now for my new nephew. I just posted about it.

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  3. Thanks Cindy for the new size block for your lovely quilt block.
    Jean

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