Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Making a star

I would like to start out by saying THANK YOU to everyone who viewed, left me a comment or sent me an email on last weeks Birds of a Feather Quilt post.  It's now the highest viewed post so far at 777 for one week as of this posting.  Your comments and responses are so kind, I cant wait to show you what I added to it.

This week I was playing on the computer using the EQ7 to make a block, now I didn't say new because I don't think there is such a thing.  I am new at quilting comparatively but even I have seen over a 1000 different blocks out there, just using HST. 

So here it is all HST


All of the squares start out 4"


 I used four different fabrics. 
     Color A - 6 pieces
     Color B - 6 pieces
     Color C - 2 pieces
     Color D - 2 pieces


To make the half square triangles use the combo chart below placing them right sides together.  Make a center crease or draw an erasable line- stitch two lines 1/4" on either side. Cut on the marked line, press to set the seam. A scant 1/4" works best to get the right size outcome.


These combinations
2  sets A+D  will make 4 HST
2  sets B+C will make  4 HST
4  sets A+B will make  8 HST

Open and press the seams to the dark side, square all of them up to 3 1/2" You won't need to trim off much but it is necessary to square it up, your whole block will come out better.


Using the diagram sew them together in rows


All together and Ta-Done!



Monday, August 18, 2014

Feathers feathers

Our modern quilt guild did a feather swap this year with the AMH pattern. This weekend at the meeting I received my swapped feathers.  I have been giving this lots of thought and came up with Birds of a Feather, a free form arrangement of the blocks.  

 
With the swap I will receive a total of 13 to add to the extras I made along with my birdies.  I am still playing with some arrangements and I am missing one of the feathers, thats Ok since it will be part of the outter border. 
 
The only decision I made for sure is I don't want them lined up so I will be adding extra white spaces, more negative places to play with the quilting is a must!
 
playtime

Speaking of quilting, I have now had my Tiara for a year.  I play on it all the time praticing between quilts.  My feather quilt will have no straight lines so wish me luck, this isnt a tiny quilt.  Guess who has a new book, so fun.

Its that time of the week to link up with Lets Be Social and WIP's
 
Off to sew, 
Pam