Friday, April 12, 2013

FWQ 9 and 10

Pieces for block 9
This would be easier with a different half square triangle method
Pieces for block 10
All 10 blocks together

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

RIP Mini quilt

I know most people wouldn't have ransacked a completed project to scavenge scraps for a current project, but I did. This little mini quilt was sacrificed to create another 3 blocks for my latest baby sized quilt.
Scraps of Tula Pink's Prince Charming
Clearly, star blocks are one of my favorite blocks. I'm still plugging away on the vintage sheet stars too, just haven't taken pictures that actually show the progress I'm making lately.

My plan/hope is for the hypotenuse of each triangular point to fray. The other two edges are sewn into the seam.
I'm almost sure I want to do echo quilting around the stars and leave the centers blank. Does anyone else have thoughts? I'm not confident enough in my choice to actually start yet...

In the name of finishing up this little quilt, I made some online purchases. After assembling the quilt top, it seemed to require one of the pink/red fabrics from the line as binding. I found it on sale and then added some other stuff to my cart in order to get the shipping discount. I also took the opportunity to seek out Architextures.
Fat 1/8th bundle
I'm picturing something similar to The Local Quilt except with my own interpretations of modern residential architecture I learned about in college or happen to be fond of. I may even include a few buildings by my favorite architects that are not actually houses.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Springtime for Hitler

Will and I watched The Producers a few weeks ago and as I was contemplating possible spring related post titles, that song popped into my head.

I wanted to reference spring for a couple of reasons - first, it has finally arrived in Madison. I got a new bike on Saturday morning while the skies were still gloomy, but after lunch the sun emerged. Will and I live close to one of the major bike paths in the area so out we went.

I bought a Trek 7.1
The second reason spring seemed appropriate is my new 241 tote!

It really didn't take that long to put together. Here are some details I'm really pleased with:

Top stitching on the side pockets.
Interior zipper pocket that fits my phone and a pen.

Top stitching in yellow on yellow and white on neutral.

I'm excited to no longer carry my backpack to work everyday... :)