Saturday, January 14, 2012

more than fifteen minutes

First of all, Teri Ann is the winner of the jelly roll to make my 30s Barn Raising Quilt and has been notified by email. Thanks to everyone who entered and to the Fat Quarter Shop for sponsoring the giveaway! There's still time to enter the Jockey Sports Bra and Purex Crystals giveaway, just leave a comment on that post before 11:59 pm January 17.

I've got actual time to spend at the sewing machine today, so I'm working on green Trip Around the World blocks for Quinn's quilt. I think I've finally got the hang of these. At first, I'd separate the strips in the wrong spot and have to sew them back together and figure out where I should have ripped the seam in the first place. Now I'm better at seeing what I'm supposed to be doing.

It's not hard at all, there was just something I wasn't seeing that finally clicked into place. I really want to make a multicolored one. I'm thinking of starting to cut and save 2" strips -- just look at this one with the green border that Bonnie posted. Isn't that gorgeous?

I'm also cutting triangles to make a scrappy Swoon block large enough for a baby quilt. I've been wondering how that would look ever since I bought the pattern -- and of course lots of other quilters have tried it. Take a look at these scrappy Swoon blocks over at A Quilter's Table.

There's so much fun stuff I'd like to get started on. Time to start thinking of my first NewFO!


Denise :) said...

Mmmmm...your green blocks are so fun. I am thinking I need more green in my stash and then I need to play with them! Perhaps something off my NewFO list! :)

heather said...

I love the strip piece technique for making Trip Around the World. It is one of my favorite all time patterns.


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