Monday, January 28, 2008


Need something to do while the jocks are watching the superbowl?

I think I'm going to try to make a couple of little incubator quilts using Bonnie's bargello technique. Maybe some in yellows and greens.

Anyone going to join us? If you are, you're welcome to take the Bargellobowl graphic for use on your site.

Happy Quilting!

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Quiltville Mystery Top Finished

Here we go, center section of top all finished:

Right now, it measures almost 71 x 71 with no borders. I can't decide if I want to add a skinny red border, then a green border or just go on and add the green border - I don't really need it much bigger, it's going to be a holiday table topper. I do want to put at least a one inch border on there to collect all those seams on the edge, it'll make it so much easier to bind.

Not many people have been opting to do sashing, but I'm glad I did!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Quiltville Mystery Corner

The progress so far - I had to make the sashing scrappy... well, I didn't have to but was determined to use the red Christmas fabric up instead of cutting into my red not-holiday yardage.

Hopefully I'll finish it this weekend!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Quiltville Mystery revealed!

Well, she posted the last clue tonight... and wow, it's pretty! I'm glad I started the mystery. :)

I like to do things a bit different though, so I think I'm going to try my Christmas fabric version with some red sashing between the blocks:

It'll be the same 1½ inch strips that we cut for the rail fence and nine-patch blocks, so it'll fit right in. And I'll make my borders a bit smaller, so this quilt will finish at almost 76 inches square instead of 80, just a tad smaller. :)

Now I can't wait to get this all sewn together!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Mystery Part 6 and Incubator Blankets

Well, step six of the Quiltville mystery is done, 16 Ohio star blocks with nine-patch corners. Mine have different green middles, but I thought this one was 'specially cute with the Santa face looking out the side. :)

We also had to do 16 half Ohio star blocks and four ¼ Ohio star blocks. Given these instructions, I've pretty much got the layout figured out, but Bonnie asked us not to reveal it, so I'm keeping mum.

My guild picks a different charity project each year - this year it's to make incubator blankets for the local children's hospital. It's a super place to use up orphan blocks, as blankets only have to finish at 24 x 24. I've had these teeny half nine patch blocks sitting in a box for 3 years now, 12 light and 16 dark. Too many of them to throw away, and not enough of them to do anything with.

BUT, pairing the light ones with a pink hst, and the dark ones with a blue hst, I've been able to make two incubator blankets. A couple of borders and I'll be ready to go:

Not sure what color to border the blue one with yet... I have more blue for an outer border, but what for an inner border?

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Heart Block and Quiltville Mystery

Well, here's my guild's block of the month for January. I try to anticipate the holidays, so, yes, we're doing hearts already. Here's the guild's web page I made with the heart block instructions - if you see any errors, please let me know.

Finally, I've gotten all 100 hourglass blocks done for the Quiltville mystery. Each block has 4 different fabrics in it, though you can't tell it here, the flash makes it difficult to see the white patterns on the white.

Of course, while I had these red fabrics out for the heart, I couldn't resist cutting a few strips from them to add to my mystery hourglasses. I used Omnigrid's triangle #98 for the first time (although I've had the ruler forever, this was the first time I've used it for what it was designed to be used for.)

I can't wait for Thursday to see how we're going to arrange these bits into blocks. I've played with it on EQ, but my designs never work out into groups that would call for the right numbers of blocks... :D
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