Saturday, August 13, 2011

A Happy Quilter Indeed

I'm the happiest when I'm sitting at my sewing table happily sewing away.

As you may or may not know I am a contributing member of the 15 minutes play blog.  We are doing a BOM using made fabric.

This is the latest block.  See Saw.

Flower pot block.

I took this picture prior to making the see saw block.  I still have to make the triangle block.  I love how these blocks are coming together.  Not sure how I will put them together yet.  Each block is 12".

Victoria at 15 minute play asked if we would make a block for a charity quilt.

I chose the flower pot.  We are to use bright colors and a green background.  Anyone who knows me well knows I do not have a lot of bright colors in my stash.  I am more a country colors kinda girl.  But I think it turned out nice.   It is now on its way to Victoria.

I am all caught up on my Barbara Brackman CW BOW.  I tried, oh how I tried but I just couldn't get that Y seam done right.  So I did HST's.  I feel you need to enjoy what you are doing and I just couldn't doing the Y seam.

Now for some strange reason I had NO PROBLEM with this block at all.  I printed the pattern on freezer paper, ironed it on the fabric, cut it out and sewed it together in about a half hour.  Usually I sew this block by hand, but today felt brave enough to do it on the machine.  I love it.  But I will probably do it over again in different colors.

I have my AAQI  quilt,  "Midnight Garden" all machine quilted and just need to sew down the binding.  Once done I will post a picture.

Wishing you a quilty day.

Hugs, Cathy


Janet O. said...

Am not familiar with the "15 minutes play" blog, but this is a very interesting use of "made" fabric. Can't wait to see the finished product.
I dread the Y seam. I've had success and failure with it. I wish there was some consistency! : )

Cheryl said...

The "15 minutes" blocks remind me a little of jumble least, I think that is what they are called. Great way to use up mistakes and scraps. I am way behind on my CW blocks. The new block with curved seams scares me...I don't do curves well. You did a fabulous job on both blocks!

Maureen said...

That CW block looks like it would be hard to do - good that it went together easily for you. I've done very little curved piecing. Should give it a try.
Love your "made fabric".

Betty Lou said...

I think Indiana Puzzle fabrics look fine, I wouldn't do-over. Your other blocks are great also, very colorful.

Lori said...

It loosk like so much fun in your sewing room!! I love the string/scrappy blocks. It is going to be a fantastic quilt.

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Love the idea of 15 minutes of play...mine would turn into a day of play--- if I could :)

Your curved block is great along with the others too!

Thanks for sharing!

Carolyn :)

libbyquilter said...

i've heard the 'made' fabric referred to ort piecing but whatever you call it it's pretty cool and the blocks are coming together into a great looking top.

the last block using the curved seams looks fabulous and i really like the colors too.


Mama Pea said...

I always like you showing us your 15 minutes to play blocks. Lots of fun for me. They always turn out so nice!