Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Need a night project........

I miss having a night project to sew on while I watch Netflix. During the daytime I need to be working on finishing the spin block wallhangings.  I pulled out this assortment of 6.5" squares which I cut a few years ago.  They are not batiks.  There are 74 here and I have another 93 squares that are duplicates of some of them.  I can make it 11 squares by 15 squares (66" x 90") with them.  
Vicki Welsh is making a version of this quilt with batiks.  See it here.  As much as I would like to do it in batiks, I need to use these squares that I have already cut.  The skinny strip is cut 1" so you basically can slice the square anywhere you want, sew the 1" strip in with an accurate 1/4" seam and you will still have a 6.5" square.




This is the book that the inspiration quilt (above) is in.  All I need to do now is decide what fabrics will be cut into the 1" strips to insert in the blocks.  I have a few ideas to try today. 

15 comments:

Sylvia Anderson said...

Wanda, at first glance, I thought your fabrics were batiks. I think the quilt is beautiful and look forward to seeing yours when it is finished. I checked to see if the Prairie Cat system at the Yorkville library has the book available, and I was able to order it. Since the library that stocks it is very close, it should arrive at the Yorkville library in a few days for me to pick up.
Again, thanks for sharing with us.
lv2bquilting2@comcast.net

Mary said...

This should be a great night project, and you already have the cutting done.

patty a. said...

A simple block, but big impact! I can see using bright yellows and fuchsia pinks for the insert strips.

Vicki W said...

This quilt will go together so quickly!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

the crossroads will go quickly a nice pattern and the blues are great

Linda Swanekamp said...

Wow, I like this. I could do this. I need to get enough squares. I think I am getting better at 1" strips.

Hedy Hahn said...

This is so odd, I just bought this book at Tuesday Mornings two days ago. I love the colorful quilts and really like the one you are working on. Guess it is calling my name ?

Needled Mom said...

Those colors are going to make a beautiful quilt. I can't wait to see the color of the stripe you use.

Gari in AL said...

I, too, really like that quilt and it looks like it would be one of those mindless sewing quilts I need every once in a while. :-)

Sheila said...

Love this idea for a quilt. I'll be on the look out for that book, too.
You and Vickie are always up to wonderful, colorful, quilt fun.

Nann said...

I love Blue Underground designs! I found that very book at Tuesday Morning for $4.99. I need to root around for the BU patterns I tore out of back issues of the late Quilt magazine and clip them into the book. (And, oh, yes, I have a couple of BU patterns-in-plastic sleeves.) How many BU quilts have I made? None! But I am ready if inspiration pushes me.

JJM said...

Looks like fun viewing ahead for us. I absolutely love blue and to bring in some aqua greens in the mix compliments your blues perfectly.

JJM

Mystic Quilter said...

Great quilt for using up those squares. I too have the book and have Cross Roads marked out!

Carol E. said...

Thanks for giving us the measurements. While it could be almost any size, I think it will be fun to do the sizes (of blocks and insert) you specify. I'm going to make one!

sweetandsaltydesigns said...

I love how this quilt is coming together so far! I saw your later post about it and thought it reminded me of Blue Underground. They came and spoke at a quilt camp I went to a few years ago and I was so inspired by their quilts, but I haven't tried one yet. I will have to try to find that book, too.