Friday, October 26, 2012

mountain trails get longer

 It's been a busy week!  The kids have had stomach flu and I have had to move my sewing room from an upstairs bedroom to a corner of the basement family room.  I did manage to get more Mountain Trail blocks made.  I used every little scrap of of the red polka dot fabric that I had.  I have a friend who has a little bit of it left over from one of her projects and she's going to give it to me tomorrow  :0)   I'll make as many blocks as I can!
 It's hard to say if I've had more fun sewing these scrappy little blocks or arranging them in many setting possibilities.
 How will I ever decide???
I'm very partial to this zigzag setting.  Which one do you like?
On Monday Lori wants to link up all the mini quilts made from this quilt along. I suspect I will still be making blocks  :0)
Tomorrow I am taking a whole day off to go to a sew day with friends.  I can't wait! 
Happy Quilting!!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Mountain Trails

 I have had so much fun making these blocks from Lori's latest Quiltalong.   They are so scrappy  :0)  I used a few uglies thinking they couldn't look too bad when the strips finish at 3/4 inch.

 I haven't sewn them together yet.  They are fun to play with as they have so many possibilities. 

 These big pinwheels.

 Set straight.
 I really like this one.  I'll decide on the setting when I'm finished making blocks.
 I'm going to make blocks until I run out of the red and white polka dot.  Then I might raid a friend's stash to get some more of it  (you know who you are ;0)  I might get 50 - 60 blocks altogether if I'm lucky.
Thanks so much Lori for another great quiltalong!
Happy Quilting!


Thursday, October 4, 2012

Bird of Paradise blocks

Barb asked to see the finished blocks all together. I thought that was a great idea as I hadn't done it for awhile.
So, now I can see that I don't need anymore big pink things and maybe it could use a little bit more black. This is not the final layout - I will decide that when I have all the blocks appliqued.
I ordered a few pieces of Moda Primitive Muslin to see if one of those would work for my borders. They came today and none were a very good match. I think I could live with this darker one laid out on the left. I would put an hst or dogtooth border between as a first border I think.
I've been busy sketching the next 2 blocks this afternoon :0)
Happy Quilting!!