Saturday, May 21, 2011

In the sewing room....

 making progress, moving on. Sewing is my refuge, my passion and helps balance my life. Yes, you've seen these stars. I needed to post again for my PhD report.
 Here's part 2 of the Aunt Gracies Stars project. It missed getting its picture taken a couple of days ago.
 The collage of both Star quilts is also for PhD.
 
This is "what's up" in my sewing room yesterday and today. One of my containers holds 3.5" squares and triangles. Cutting that size seemed a good idea at the time, but more time has reveal that it's not a size I use often. So I decided to sewing them into 4 patches(9 patches from 3.5" seem too clunky to me). From the fabrics you can tell that these are cut from OLD scraps. Some newer, but lots of old ones! I was going to stick to just making 4 patches, but there are those trianges in there also. What to do??? Apparently this quilt top is going to be a version of a "Kitchen Sink", LOL. Whatever gets them used, right?
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6 comments:

Impera_Magna said...

My favorite kind of quilt... a "kitchen sink" quilt!

Looking good... making progress on these!

paula, the quilter said...

Just love the red friendship stars, Finn.

Julie in the Barn said...

I love those kitchen sinks. I'm plugging away at my strip bins. I too find those 3.5" pieces a bit clunky. I'm spending time cutting the strips across into 2x3.5" pieces for some windmill blocks, my next leader/ender project.

Scrappy quilter said...

I love this type of quilt too. Quilting is my passion too and right now I'm missing it something terrible. I can't wait until this move is finished and I can get back to it. Thinking of you dear friend. Although it doesn't make sense right now, it will get easier I'm sure. Love and hugs

Paula said...

I love these quilts!!! I even stopped into the quilt shop and picked up some Kona Red today, so that I can make a quilt like this. I'm going to use my 30's scraps. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

Chookyblue...... said...

Aunt Gracies stars is lovely........