Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Glorious Sunshine

Two days of thunderstorms and two days of glorious sunshine.  Hot and humid but I'm not complaining (even though I don't like hot and humid) because it is beautiful out. 

Got some sewing done.

I made two stars with the freezer paper piecing method.  I was quite surprised how easy it was.  It is amazing that after 25 years of quilting I have never tried this.  I will definitely do this again.

Then I made the Log Cabin Star Block.  I am really enjoying making the Primitive Primer.  Don't know why I waited so long to work on it.  I've had the book for years.

The latest Barbara Brackman CW block.  Not real happy with the way it turned out so I plan on redoing the block.  I am having fun with these blocks.

I've seen so many curved flying geese projects lately and wanted to try it myself.  Don't ask me how I came up with this one.  I traced around a roll of tape on vellum paper and then traced around the inner ring of an embroidery hoop.  Then I drew lines cutting across the ring and then drew the triangle units.  I made a copy of it just in case it actually turned out so I could make more of them.  I added 1/4" seam allowance inside and outside the circle.  I cut the pattern at the bottom of one of the triangles.  That made it easier to sew.  Once all the flying geese were made I trimmed  the ends to 1/4" so I could sew the ring together. 

Now my big question is....What do I do now?   lol

I hope you all have sunshine and have the chance to enjoy it.  I got up early and went out to Metro Park this morning and walked.  It was Glorious.....

Hugs, Cat


Miki Willa said...

I really like the primitive primer. I have been looking for something like this to start. I will keep looking now that I see yours. I commented about the circle of geese over at 15 minutes play.

Linda said...

Love the curved flying geese!! They look perfect!

Dawn said...

your prim primer stars looks great! And I love your flying geese ring! I'd make it a little wall hanging! My youngest just got home from taking a month backpacking trip around the entire lake superior. Better her than me!

LaDonna and Diana said...

I haven't tried the freezer paper piecing method or the curved flying geese. Everything looks great!


Lori said...

I love your PP quilt. It is turning out wonderful!
Hmm, as far as the circular geese? Applique on top of other fabric? You could put a different color on the inner circle then applique the whole thing onto another large piece of fabric. It would make a good pillow or doll size quilt.

Allie said...

Too darn hot for me - I spent Monday and Tuesday sitting in front of the fans, reading and sipping ice water, lol. Couldn't bear the thought of touching fabric. I love your blocks, and the circular geese are amazing! I vote for applique.