Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Quilt for an Hour project

Well, here goes!

I'm making mine a little different from the one Judy designed - Making it smaller, 6 inch blocks sized for a wallhanging, adding sashing between the blocks, and using my favorite color as background, forest green, of course! My beige for the lattice is an oak leaf print, tans with brown leaf outlines, that should look like the fabric I found in EQ. Here's what I adapted from the EQ file Judy made available:



Sunday night I drew out my hst paper in Corel, and printed up enough for all my triangles. Tonight I cut my strips for the leaf triangles and sewed them to the paper, tomorrow at work I'll tear off all the paper on my break. Then my least favorite job of all, iron them. :(

This is what they look like now:



I'm repeating 4 of the colors, one red, one orange, one brownish gold, and the marbley red-orange-yellow that's my favorite. All the rest are different, but heavy on the orange variations.

16 comments:

May Britt said...

Lovely colours. I had big plans joining the one hour quilt. But have not started yet. The fabric is on my sewing table, but short on time. I had in mind using dark background too and it looks very nice on your EQfile.

Gail said...

What a good idea for the dark background.

joyce said...

It is going to look great. I like the idea of smaller. I want to make a table topper and this pattern would be nice for that. First I have to finish my nine patches and get them off the design wall.

Lily said...

I haven't seen that sewing to the paper idea before. I am not so crash-hot on the idea of ironing/pressing lots of little squares/triangles!!

Screen Door said...

The color variation is outstanding!!! What a creative mind. I just love it.

quiltpixie said...

I'm fascinated by the idea of drawing up the HST on paper first... can you tell me more?

Darcie said...

Love your colorway! I can't wait to see your progress.

Dawn said...

What fun! I"m going to have fun watching it come together!

computerpeach said...

what great color - I like the newer setting too.

floribunda said...

I'm liking your colors a lot and can't wait to see how it looks when it's assembled. Do you find that you still need to trim the HSTs when you do them this way? That's MY least favorite part!

Norma said...

I love your version--especially the addition of the sashing!

Bonnie said...

The dark green background is smashing - and I love the additional sashing. Very creative.

Mary said...

It looks good - I like your adaptation. Isn't it great to take these quilts and put our own spin on them? I love seeing all the different versions everyone comes up with.

Passionate Quilter said...

I like your dark background variation, clever idea. Have you ever heard of Triangulations CD? You can print off whatever size HST papers you need. I love it--especially since I don't know Corel! :)

Cynthia said...

I like the idea of using the darker background. I've chosen to have a cream colored background for the hour a day challenge.

Anonymous said...

The EQ answered my questions :o)

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