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Monday, June 28, 2010

Yes I did! Sew, that is................


I finished sewing these blocks together.  I had cut them out over a month ago.  I showed this as one of the ways to use the rectangle squares at my scrap class.  It is a tessellating design.  The dark shapes are 4 pieces of the same fabric, and the light ones are 4 different fabrics and are formed when 4 blocks come together.  I didn't get this sewn together as a top yet.  It will finish at 32.5" x 48.5".


I chose the fabric for the setting triangles and got this top sewn together.  It measures 36.5" x 43.5".  Both of these quilts are made from the same block, with the zig zag being scrappy instead of a controlled group of fabrics.







This is what the setting triangle fabric looks like as it is rolled off the bolt.

In the garden the tiger lily buds are just starting to turn orange.  They will be blooming earlier this year than they did last year.

18 comments:

Jody said...

Oh boy do I love that setting fabric - it's beautiful. Hand painted perhaps? Both quilts are treasures. Have to repeat my applause and wish that I could join in on your classes!
P.S. not to be contentious, but I think yours are not tiger lilies - they look like the asiatics which are more regal than their roadside cousins! In either case, they look nice and healthy! AND they are my fav color!

Jackie said...

Both quilt options are wonderful and totally different. The setting fabric is gorgeous!! I used to have those types of lilies in my garden, but they were either eaten by deer or some other animal as they never returned.

Joyce said...

That setting fabric is fantastic! It would be great as backing for wonky letters.

karenfae said...

my tiger lilies are in full bloom right now and some of the flowers have even falling off already. Mine were early this year as you say yours will be.
The two quilts with the the rectangle pieces are so easy and pretty to make - so many different ideas you can come up for them - the class will love them.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

*karendianne. said...

Wanda, wonderful. Thank you for the inspiration. I was feeling burned out and backed into a corner. You're effervescent.

Marie said...

I have to backtrack - first I said to finish it in a zig zag pattern but now I LOVE that offsetting fabric and it is perfect with the other colors.

Hugs - Marie

sosarahsew said...

I like your triangle fabric. I had wondered if you were going to choose two, a light and a dark. I think this is better than I had imagined with two.

Needled Mom said...

The setting fabric is fabulous!!! The sewing looks wonderful too.

patty a. said...

I would have never been so bold to use the setting fabric you did. It is perfect! I think the zig zag blocks look like they are floating above a background. It is just too cool!

Maria said...

The rainbow setting fabric is just perfect.

I love to watch lilies POP open.

Cheryl Arkison said...

Those setting triangles are fantastic!

Char said...

Because of the heat, everything in my garden is blooming early also. I just said to my husband, I think our garden will be all bloomed out by the middle of July!

Sharon said...

I love the zig zag quilt, and what a fabulous fabric for the setting triangles. My day lilies still have not bloomed, and my daisies are just starting to break open. My fence line is just green, likt its been for months. This will change next year!

Anonymous said...

Just love watching you work. Your selections... like the 'setting fabric' is a piece I never would have thought of to use. It is the PERFECT frame for the triangles.

Enjoyed seeing the Red Admiral Nettle butterfly. I use to mount them for my Biology class when I was in H.S. I just had to save a couple of those photo's to my photo album.

J~MT

belinda said...

YAY...getting to some sewing... I
know the feeling!
Both of your quilts are great and THAT setting fabric is to die for!!!

Sniff...sniff....I used to have some lilies like that....I think worms finally will eat the bulbs up...just like they do on your tulips bulbs and such. You must share a photo when they bloom!!!

Muddling Through said...

Well, Wanda, when you get busy - you get BUSY! Both options are so pretty, and I love that fabric for the setting triangles. It will be perfect.

Cathi said...

Oh, how I love tessellating designs!! They're such fun to play with.
The fabric for the triangles is fabulous.

Vicky F said...

Hi Wanda,
Love that setting triangle fabric! Is it hand painted?

Also I enjoy all the ways you've shown us to put together the brick blocks. I like the tessellating one the best (until you show us the next one).

Vicky F