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Friday, March 3, 2017

Just Playing.................

I bought the wedge die when it was on sale.  One of the uses is for a wonky Roman coin quilt or to use as a border.

I decided to put them edge to edge and see how many it would take to do a circle.  It looks like 19 1/2 for a half circle unless I don't have them perfectly lined up.  That is a yardstick so the circle would be larger than 36".

I could fold them in half and sew a seam across both ends.









Then push out the points on both ends.










That would make the wedge 8 5/8" tall.  A ring of them could be appliqued to a background.  I'll keep playing with this one.







I found a box with some leftover 4.5" strips in it and decided to die cut some Hunter Star pieces.  I sewed the partial blocks and first laid them out totally scrappy.
Them I laid them out with matched pairs.  Either way works.  I'll keep cutting and sewing and some day have enough blocks for a quilt.



I had another die I bought awhile ago, the LeMoyne Star also on sale, and I hadn't used it yet.  I cut a couple sample blocks and sewed them.  Like I said, just playing......... 

My two friends are coming over today to sew.  I may work on my Farm Girl Vintage blocks.

14 comments:

Gene Black said...

I really like your Lemoyne Stars. Maybe I will find a good deal on that die one day.

Kristin said...

I love your Hunter Star in the scrappy batiks. I like the LeMoyne Star too. You are such a genius with color and pattern. And also very productive. Maybe you should write a book about how you get so much accomplished!

Also, I had a question for you from another post. It's about SID quilting. I have seen 2 definitions out there - one is stitching in the 'gully' formed from a seam pressed to the other side (i.e. sewing on the side where the seams aren't) and the other is sewing directly over the actual seam line. It looked like you were doing the latter, and I just wondered about that. I heard this weakens the threads.

Quiltdivajulie said...

I hope you share your SID response with all of us - i have had teachers prefer both of the methods Kristin described. Your "play" pueces are very pretty - I do wish the wedge die wasn't quite so long. Fun to watch your experiments.

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

love both of the star block sets. I have made the Lemoyne but not the Hunters - another quilt in the future maybe.

Melinda Hirsch said...

Some major fun here. Loving the stars--maybe it's time for me to take a trip into quilty star land.

patty a. said...

That could be a very cool giant circle for a quilt! The fabrics are so pretty! Have fun playing! Have a great weekend too!

Lisa C said...

Do you have a favorite place to buy your dies or do you just stumble onto them?

Mystic Quilter said...

Love the wedge work and the fabrics from the KF Collective, beauifully soft and calming.
I have never made Hunter Star but always wanted to, I shall enjoy watching this go together.

JJM said...

Spring is bursting with your 'Easter egg colors' for your 'Roman coin' wedges. Fun to watch you play... Then to add the Hunter Star... wow that is such a detailed unique design and love the 'jewel like colors' in those fabrics. Then to 'simmer down' with the tranquil colors for your LeMoyne Star... you out did yourself today with this blog. Loved it ~ Thank you !

JJM

Vicki W said...

That wedge die is cool!

MissPat said...

The centers of your LeMoyne Star match so well and are very flat. Do you press all the seams open?
I have a Deb Tucker ruler fo the Hunters Star and took a class, but couldn't figure out how to get the color arrangement I wanted, so it sits in a box.
Pat

Needled Mom said...

I love the Hunter Star quilts. The scrappy version is great.

Gari in AL said...

I want to do a Hunters Star quilt and I love your scrappy blocks. I may have to try that. Thanks.

Tammy Hutchinson said...

Such a fun day and a fun post. Happy for you~