Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Gift Fairies Have Been Busy!

Sharon was here to sew yesterday. Our project for the day was to begin a wedding quilt for the newlywed daughter of our friend and former co-worker Dee. The bride is Liz, whose wedding colors were peach, mint and gray. Our quilt will pick up those colors and will hopefully provide impact with large yet simple HST blocks.

We are using solid colors - Kona cotton ordered from Hancock's of Paducah. Here are the wonderful colors.

Our inspiration is a quilt we found on Pinterest. The simple, large and graphic blocks make quite a statement; they do all the work and no prints are necessary.

Depending on how the blocks are laid out, the look is either a pinwheel block or a square in a square. Above are some shots of our early blocks.

We did all the cutting, drawing of diagonal lines, stitching, cutting apart, and pressing today. We began sewing some of the HST units together, but not many. When we get together next week, we hope to be able to have a finished quilt top.

Our sewing days will be switching to Mondays starting next week. Starting next Tuesday, I will be heading back to teaching Freshman Comp at OU-C, and my classes are T-Th this semester. 

Happy Quilting, Friends!

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