I was looking through the drawer that has all of my acrylic templates in it and I found these blocks. I only had one small strata to cut from and I had added other fabrics to the mix. I knew I needed to add more fabrics because I only had enough strata left to cut about 4 more pieces. These are little 6″ blocks.
I tried adding more green but decided what it really needed was a nice golden brown. I also had the little New York Beauty pieces that are cut from a batik fabric. I would never have taken the time to piece anything that tiny. This was a good project to work on with a migraine. My dad called me at 3:23 a.m. Fri. morning and breaking the sleep pattern almost always brings on a migraine. Oh, and he had something that could wait until morning but he thought he should tell me about it. I told him I would be there at 6 a.m.
Here is the finished 24″ piece. I could put borders on but to me it looks like someone with a migraine designed it so maybe yesterday wasn’t a good day to work on it.
This is the acrylic template set I used.
Several months ago I showed this quilt in progress which was made by one of the art quilters. He requested that I put together a kit of fabrics for him for our meeting. We had determined that we would be using the Strips ‘n Curves acrylic templates that day. I helped with the cutting and getting him started designing. Then he was on a roll and he finished the design. Now it is all quilted and bound and it remains one of the group’s favorite quilts.
>Yes this is my 999th post in 2 and a half years AND I’m still having fun. I have used 39% of the free storage space for pictures so I figure I have almost 3 more years before I will have to pay for more space.
I finished the Christmas quilt last night. I ended up putting a lot of quilting in it because I wanted it crinkly and old fashioned looking. I washed it and dried it in a hot dryer.
Here is the full view.
>This will be a record finishing a Christmas quilt the same year I started it. I worked on the quilting for about 3 hours last night. It was below 0 yesterday morning and didn’t warm up much all day so it was a good day to rearrange my studio and start quilting. Look what I got in the mail yesterday. These one of a kind fabrics were just too yummy to pass up.
>This star is my all time favorite layout for Strips that Sizzle and I have made it twice, seen on this post. I used leftover blocks on the one with green in it. If I have enough leftovers this time I’m sure I’ll make another of them.
The one below is another similar to one yesterday where you see pinwheels. I can see I have 2 blocks in the wrong position in this one.