Tuesday, June 11, 2013

It's raining again :-)

Rainy weather is quilting weather, and it sure has been wet lately.  The other day I made three blocks for a "block lotto" in an online group.  These "Merry Go Rounds" are in 1930's prints and earned me three chances in the drawing at the end of the month.  If I "win," I'll be able to pick a quilt block and style to receive from the other five players.

Between downpours, I managed to get to the post office to mail them to Florida.

A couple of days ago, I put my Sylvia's Bridal Sampler Christmas swap blocks together, using a technique called Circle of Nines.  It's based on a book and you basically arrange nine blocks with spacers.  I like the way this little table-topper-sized piece turned out.
I had been pondering how to set the nine patch blocks that we swapped in the Heart of Vermont guild since the March meeting, and I stumbled on a setting Bonnie Hunter was just developing.  She has so many free patterns on her website that I can't find it again.  Basically, the sashing is 1.5" unfinished and staggered.  I even used light blue as she did in her example.
I finished the top today and like the zigzag effect of the sashing.  I forgot I had the border fabric in my stash, and now it's 57" x 67", a good-sized throw and just about the maximum I can quilt comfortably on my Rose.

Sorry for the glare.  When it stops being a flimsy, I'll post a finished picture in better light.  Don't know if I'll get to it right away, but tomorrow I will start thinking about the back as well as how I might quilt it.  Then again, it may just end up in the closet on a hanger along with a few other flimsies!


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

rain, rain go away! I have a feeling I will be wanting rain soon - we are in the 90's here all week with no rain! Pretty pinwheels - the nine patches too you will decide on a good setting I'm sure.

Pat from Florida said...

You are so productive! I LOVE my pinwheels:) Thanks!