I couldn’t resist making another pieced hexagon. This time all pinks and white and made up of nothing but triangles from the 1.5″ 60-degree diamond Inklingo shape collection. It began with six pink half triangles and six white half triangles. … Continue reading
It’s the first day of the Say It With Flowers blog hop and I think we’re in for some real treats to see! Thank you to Madame Samm for hosting yet another great blog hop and to Carol, our cheerleader … Continue reading
It’s my day on the April Showers Mug Rug Hop. I can’t wait to go see what the other participants today have made! We are all making mug rugs with an April showers theme. Madame Samm is our wonderful hostess, Erin … Continue reading
This is a little grandmother’s flower garden quilt that I began well over 10 years ago. English paper piecing was not for me as I found the whole process painstakingly slow. So this little quilt top got put away unfinished. … Continue reading
Since this was last seen, I have pressed the remaining strips of hexagons — again. Why again? I had pressed them as I finished each long strip but, because of the way I had them stored, there were unwanted creases. … Continue reading
After much more arranging and rearranging, I think this is the final layout for Memories of Smudge. I’ll take one more good look at it today and then label the blocks and get them off the design wall. There was … Continue reading
While cleaning up the sewing area and while the design wall was empty before I started working on the Memories of Smudge layout, I decided it was time to document some of the other UFOs that are lurking in the … Continue reading
Seems I couldn’t resist the new 2.25″ Inklingo hexagons either. Look at the difference in size between the 2.25″ and .375″ ones — talk about going from one extreme to the other. I’ve often thought I’d like to make a … Continue reading
Remember this block? Or this one? How about this one — the very first of the Patchwork of the Crosses blocks I made? And one of the first to which I attached the cream hexagons and purple squares. I have … Continue reading
The little ’30s blocks have been sitting for a few days, although more drawings have been prepared by Mr. Q.O. for embroidery. But yesterday, thanks to a new 2″ and 4″ equilateral triangle Inklingo collection, I came up with a setting idea for them. Of course, I couldn’t resist quickly printing and adding some of the 2″ triangles to the three embroidered 2″ hexagons done so far and then started playing with the setting. I am going to try, I think, to use just two different ’30s fabrics for the triangles. I’m relatively sure that I didn’t use either of those fabrics for the various pieces I’ve printed for the half hexagons and diamonds that were previously printed so I think it will work.
I had been playing with setting ideas but nothing really stood out as a great idea. The triangles changed all that. This is going to be a fun and relatively fast quilt to put together.
Now the little frog is a froggy star!
And, of course, it presses beautifully.
There are some fabulous design ideas in the collection using the 2″ and 4″ triangles together, with diamonds and with hexagons. I was immediately inspired by some border ideas. And some small quilt ideas. And — well, you get the idea. I’m always amazed at just how quickly the ideas start to flow when I see new shape collections.
I didn’t get around to replying to any comments yesterday or visiting any blogs. I will get caught back up today. Yesterday I got caught up in work and then Mr. Q.O. was having computer problems, so the iPad was taken over by him. After a long read, I tend to want to flee the big computer and only use the iPad. Amazing how fast I’ve gotten used to using it. Now I can’t imagine not having one.
Baxter was curled up on the couch. Mr. Q.O. captioned it, “She hid the fabric bits and I got tired looking for them.”