Tuesday, May 22, 2012

A New Start

No, not a new life start – a new quilt…..


I have had the fabrics for this quilt for over a year, just waiting for the right inspiration to hit me.  I stumbled on this block in Joan Wolfren’s “Make any block any size” book.  It’s titled “Summer Winds”.

I normally only cut enough pieces to make one block… but this time, I decided to cut all the pieces for the entire quilt, then I made up one block to determine if I had to make adjustments in the way I was assembling this block.  I knew that if I cut all the pieces, it would encourage me to complete the quilt, rather than put it away for ‘later’………  I will make all the HST’s then get all the flying geese units made, then I will start assembling the different sections by way of chain stitching.  If all goes as planned…… I hope to have all the blocks assembled by this weekend.  Then I will decide if I want to put sashing between the blocks or assemble the blocks and let the secondary pattern emerge.

I still have one more quilt for QFC to get quilted and that will leave the two to finish, then I’ll have 8 to send on to our next comfort cause.  So guess I have enough to keep my busy for a few days…..


I tried a method of making a signature as explained by Karen over at Sew Many Ways – I don’t think I got my initial ‘section’ big enough, I see my “K” is a bit cut off Smile

1 comment:

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

I hardly ever make one block at a time - probably why my LHQSQ is going so slowly - ;)) I usually make them assembly-line - it seems like it takes forever to make the "units" - but then the blocks go together very quickly. You should make your weekend deadline with no problem. Can't wait to see how you put it together. ;))