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 year...it 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!

3 comments:

  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!

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  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.

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

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