Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Wonky Star Block

I had to do a wonky star block for my block exchange.  First time.  There is a great tutorial at  My block turned out great.

Then I decided it was time to do verykerryberry's Wonky Star QAL.  I saw a quilt on PinInterest that lead me back to the QAL.  This was my first attempt at the wonky star.  The fabric is cut into 12 1/2" pieces and then subcut into nine uneven pieces.  I had trouble with the short and narrow strips.  You can see my points were not there.

The second block turned out better.  I am starting to get the hang of it.  Only eight more blocks to go.  This is a baby quilt.  

I also got all my string blocks completed.  I still have to cut my corner and side pieces and put the whole thing together.  I had a pretty productive sewing weekend.

I also went to a presentation by the Janome educator at my local sewing machine retailer.  I am in love with the Janome 7700.  We got to try fmq and did a small project where we got to try out a variety of stitches.  I am going to save my pennies for this baby.  

Saturday, March 24, 2012

LQS in Texarkana

I was out of town in Texarkana a couple of weeks ago.  I found a new quilt shop in Summerhill Square that had only been open a couple of months.  She did not have too much fabric yet but I got some great deals.  Her fabric was mostly $8.00 per yard.  I got a great deal on a bundle of four fat quarters for $6.00.  I bought a yard of purple to finish out my husband's quilt and a fat quarter of a floral purple to add to my Farmer's Wife quilt fabrics pile.  I had a great time.  The owner and her daughter are very nice.  If you get to Texarkana you might want to stop by.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

String Quilt Revival Quilt

I made progress on my string quilt.  I decided to piece it on the diagonal since my charm squares were directional.  I tried getting my sizes for my setting triangles from Quilt Pro but it would only give me a layout and not the size of the squares.  Thank goodness for Bonnie Hunter.  She has a page that gives you the math to figure out the blocks that you divide to get your setting triangles.  I still have eleven blocks to go.  Since I start at the charm square edge and go out with scraps on all four sides it is time-consuming.  I am using up a lot of scraps but still have lots left.  How many scrap quilts am I going to have to make to use up my scraps.  It seems that they just multiply in my storage containers. I pin-basted another quilt but did not get to it yet.  I am out-of-town this week so I will not get anything done until the weekend.