My to-do list for the week of March 27th.
Here are 230-ish HSTs, pressed and ready to assemble! An Accuquilt Go! makes a breeze of HSTs - to size with no trimming whatsoever! This is a custom order for a full size quilt using Melissa Corey's Starboard pattern which can be found in 75 Fun Fat Quarter Quilts. I'm adding an extra row of blocks to make the quilt long enough. The fabric is Summer Breeze by Moda.
I've begun assembling the pinwheel blocks, and the three sections are ready to sew together. To save time, I cut larger rectangles of the white background fabric rather than the smaller squares called for in the pattern since the squares would have to be sewn together later on. This change meant the block could no longer be assembled in four rows; the center pinwheels needed assembled first with the larger rectangles sewn to the sides to make three rows to assemble the quilt block.
Saturday sewing time is almost always spent on a fun project for myself since much of my sewing during the week is for custom orders and designing quilt patterns. I was able to get a few rows of my Bargello quilt top sewn together after finishing the house project goals I had set for the day. This Bargello quilt is so fun that I could hardly stop at dinner time! Hopefully I don't have to wait until Saturday to sew on this fun project again! Fabric is Gelato Collection by Elite which is very similar to Gradations by Benartex.
I am contributing a 9-patch tutorial during the Nifty Nines Quilt Along at Confessions of a Fabric Addict and need to get my quilt finished. The tutorial is written, and I need to put the finishing touches on it. I've been wanting to use the many Army browns and greens in my stash, and this tutorial is perfect for them.
I'm also working on some mystery sewing for an upcoming quilt pattern. Trying to figure out setting triangle sizes and how to get the idea of a quilt on point into a diagram has doubled my gray hairs, and if I had a tail, it would be twisted as well!! At least it's fun Daysail fabric in my favorite combo - red and aqua!
And if that's not enough projects for the week, there are still two other quilt tops on my design wall. One is another rainbow awaiting quilting, and the second one is a triangle wall hanging made from this Craftsy table runner kit. My quilts look different than the kit since I used isosceles triangles rather than HSTs. I made three quilts from the one kit because there was so much fabric included that wasn't used with the first table runner! Two of them were gifts which I'll show you as soon as I finish up the third one!
One of my favorite things about Craftsy quilt kits is there is often more fabric than needed! Be sure to add up the amount of fabric included when analyzing the price of a kit; they are often rock-bottom prices per yard.
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