Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Y Seams!!!

This is the test block for my  new project----I anticipate that this will probably be my last finish of the is going to take some time with all the Y seams!    It is a replica of an antique quilt that I found in a Marti Michel book.  Instead of her templates though, I am using my GO! diamond to cut the shapes.  I think I am going to have to add some different 30's, especially darks since the majority that I have are mediums/lights.  The block finishes rather large (Yay)---a 12 inch. so I will only have to make about 72 or so for a queen.  I am also going to begin work on another Tumbling Block with 30's as well.

I always make test blocks first for various reasons, one being if I have to put it aside, I have some blocks to help me "find my place" in the creative process.  I usually press my seams open, but I think the traditional way of pressing to the side will work better. The yellows when put together make stars----this quilt will have to be made one block at a time since even in making this one, I got confused and had to do some "frogging".

This is one of the quilts that Diane left for me to finish, and it is all done!  It is a quilt for her DGD and is comprised of fabrics that she (the Granddaughter) chose herself.  I used one of the new panto's I purchased at AQS----wasn't hard to do at all.  The thread matches to so well you can barely see the pattern, but I think it fits the quilt perfectly.  I am going to load another on maybe this afternoon and perhaps use the same panto, I don't know....I will have to see what the quilt wants me to do.

Well, just wanted to check in!  Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Love DGD quilt! The panto was perfect for it. I know she'll be very pleased when she gets it! I'll have to show her a picture of it when I go by tomorrow.
    Also like the sample block. I'll have to see what fabric I can use for the outer diamonds with mine. I like the yellow; I do have the die here at home so will be able cut addnl ones to use if I decide on a solid. I'll be putting it up on the wall to see what it tells me!

  2. I meant to ask you what size you cut the squares for your Granny Square blocks. I think I'm going to get my box of squares out to use some on this. I'm thinking setting on point with sashing & corner stones like the churn dash I left with you.

  3. walking here with a smile. take care.. have a nice day ~ =D

    Regards, (A Growing Teenager Diary) ..


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