Friday, January 28, 2011
another snow storm means more sewing time! I was so happy to finally be able to start putting the blocks up on the design wall. Always looks nicer on the design wall in mho! I am not quite 1/2 way done, I hope to make the quilt 90 x 90
I had a lot of questions on the size of my blocks and the layout of my blocks
Just like a log cabin block a courthouse step block has different layouts
I decided this is how I want to layout my quilt. I am making the same exact block over and over again!
I am happy that I started adding the madder brown/reds and the blacks into the blocks. Can you see the difference?
Each day when I leave the sewing room I always have the next days blocks I want to make ready to just start sewing, do you do this as well? A friend suggested this a few years ago when your working on a quilt to lay out at least one block ready to sew so you can just start sewing works for me!
This is what I cut the finished block will be 7 1/2"
CUT for one block
2" red square center ONE
1 1/2" x 2" shirting TWO
1 1/2" x 4" of brown and shirtings TWO OF EACH
1 1/2 x 6" of shirtings and brown TWO OF EACH
1 1/2" x 8" brown TWO
If you are inspired to make a quilt using my quilt as inspiration I hope you will link back to my blog .
I would love to see the quilt you make
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
I decided to make a little quilt to donate to Alzheimer's Art Initiative .
One of my favorite little quilts I have made is my mini tumbler quilt . Yesterday when I looked at it I thought it would be perfect for this project the quilt has to be 9x 12" or smaller. (Thought it was symbolic as well 90 little pieces and just the name tumbler....)
I pulled out my bag of tumblers, laid out my choices and starting sewing it together last night and finished this morning.
I will hand quilt it in the next week or two and mail it off .
I hope I can inspire at least one of you that are reading my blog to make a little quilt to donate to this cause as well.
If you do please let me know I would love to see what you chose to make.
I was inspired to get involved from a fellow blogger too...Lori at Humble Quilts. Check out what she made for her donation.
What a fun way to make a difference .
Make finding a cure for Alzheimer's disease a priority — create mini art quilts for the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative!
Your quilt will be sold or auctioned to raise awareness and to fund Alzheimer's research.
Here is my tumbler I have hanging in my sewing room . I know I have shared it before.