Tuesday, June 1, 2010

"Shaking the Winter Blues," revised . . .

A couple of weekends ago, I started sewing squares for my "Shaking the Winter Blues" quilt. I started with stacks of cut fabric like this . . .

I sewed the first two pieces to my muslin foundations to see how far they'd go. I sewed two different squares . . . I sewed eighty light blue and orange pieces (until I ran out of light blue), then I sewed 100 dark blue and orange pieces (until I ran out of orange).

I calculate that I can make twenty 4-patch blocks of light blue, and twenty-five 4-patch blocks of dark blue, for a total of 45 4-patch blocks. Knowing how many blocks I have to work with, I drew the quilt again.

I sewed red pieces to a limited number of squares for the border blocks.

Now, I'm sewing blue pieces to the remaining squares.

(I'll be at this for a while . . .)

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  1. There's a quilt show in Jefferson City this weekend, if you want to raod trip.
    Missouri River Quilt Guild Quilt Show
    June 5-6
    The Missouri River Quilt Guild’s 2010 Show takes place at Lewis & Clark Middle School (325 Lewis and Clark Drive). This year’s theme is “A Rainbow of Quilts.” The show will feature a display of 300 quilts, vendors selling quilting supplies and services, demonstrations, a textile art boutique, scissor/knife sharpening, tickets available for the 2010 Show Quilt and gift baskets. The show will be open from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on June 5 and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on June 6. Refreshments will be available. For more information, email missouririverquiltguild@yahoo.com or visit the web at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MRQG.

  2. Thanks!!

    It might do as a "day trip" on Saturday . . . if you see me, please come up and introduce yourself!!

  3. I love the colours of fabrics that you chose. I also love paper piecing, so this shuld be a gem!

  4. Thanks, Micki . . .

    We'll see . . . I have a lot of these squares to make!!

  5. It was great visiting with you at the quilt show yesterday! Thank your dad for being such a good sport when I mistook him for you. I'll look forward to following this quilt as well as learning from the tessellation nation blog. Keep working on that book!

  6. Yes, ma'am, yes, ma'am!! LOL!!

    Yesterday was fun . . . my dad enjoyed getting out of the house (but, I'll definitely have to keep my eye on him in the presence of quilters).

  7. beautifull effect, so lovely ! bye Ale