Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Sewing, sewing, sewing....

and being "charming"....of course *VBS* The time I can sit and sew seems to increase abit more each day. Same with time in the computer chair. My knee still isn't happy in any position what so ever, but if I keep adjusting it, that works. The swelling is finally almost ALL gone from EVERYWHERE. And that means the bruising in now running full tilt. Believe it or not, my forehead is just showing it's bruise...and it's been since Friday night!!! The swelling opened the door for the pain to follow it in, and IN IT CAME! But, all in all, I'm on the mend *VBS* I've scanned the cover of a book I picked up from Hamilton Books a while back. Actually I don't view it as much about "Charm" quilts, as ONE patches. I'm quite fond of one patches and all the things you can do with a single shape. In a true charm quilt, the "trick" or "rule, if you will" is that you use EACH fabric only ONCE. In a one patch, you use just ONE shape...for example Grandmother's Flower Garden should use HEXAGONS, not the triangle variation if it's a true one patch.
In this book there are many, many patterns for a one patch block and what combining them can result in.
Since I've been madly sewing some bow tie blocks to finish up a top and am not ready for a picture, I'll scan one or two of the one patch ideas tomorrow.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Finn
a book I don't own!!!!
is it a book I should have in my collection????
I love doll quilts and I do like one block quilts...so tell me is it worth owning?
Kathie in NJ

Jenny said...

I don't think I've every met a quilt book I didn't like!

Quilt Pixie said...

one patch quilts are a lot of fun -- they're what I think of when I think "quilt", though through the years I've come to understand and appreciate that they're very specific. Is the book limited to one patch, charm quilts -- that would require a particularly diligent quilt piecer I think :-)

Libby said...

I've only worked with hexagons as a one-patch but I'm finding myself drawn more and more to things like the tumbler. I've got my eye out for a little template I saw at a quilt show last winter for a tiny tumbler - a thimble almost *s* - I knew I should have gotten it then. But there's a show next week. I bet I find one there.
Keep taking it easy - no over doing while you are on the mend.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Love the simple elegance of one patch quilts.

Holly said...

One patch quilts are my all time favorite. They remind me of simpler times, sewing by hand, and representative of the period in life of which time they were stitched, quilted and bound. I'm going to make myself another one one of these days when I get the rest of my projects finished.

Dawn said...

I'm being drawn mroe and more to one-patches too. and I've never seen that book. You are dangerous!