Friday, June 25, 2010

pampered pooch pinwheel pirouette project

At one point, I had a pile of pampered pooch pinwheels, then they turned into this pampered pooch pinwheel pirouette project, LOL.  I saw a similar pattern in a Fons and Porter quilting magazine, but I decided to make it my own way with a jelly roll and coordinating fabric and I used my 60degree triangle ruler.  I am debating about putting up a tutorial - anybody interested in a tutorial for it?  I didn't take pics of the binding process, THAT was a chore with all those corners.  I will not be doing edges like that again anytime soon!  I actually had enough strips left from the jelly roll I could have made it one width wider, and now I wish I would have.  Oh well, it's DONE DONE DONE!  (And that's Tucker in the upper left corner, he likes it too!)

First EQ6 pattern made!

I am so happy, I'm starting to kinda figure out EQ6.  This is the first quilt that I drew in EQ6 and got the layout finished!  Now, I just need to upload pics of MY fabric I chose for the quilt to get a 'real' view picture of what it will look like. This program is neat :)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

black/white/red twister top done

Well, I finally put the borders on the black/white twister top.  I did end up doing a 'flange' in red and plan to do red binding.  I'm going to find a red/black/white print material for the back hopefully too.  If not, then just black/white or maybe red/black or red/white.  We'll see what I can find!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Twister quilt top near finish

I worked on a 'twister' quilt top this weekend.  I got the top all done but the border(s).  Still deciding what to do - should I add a tiny narrow red border, then black and white borders and do a red binding?  Or should I keep it all black/white?  Decisions decisions!  If you haven't found the ''twister'' cutting ruler yet, it is a FUN quilt to make I must say!  Here is a post on ModaLissa's blog that explains the ruler and how to get one (or two!).  I only ordered the one for the 5'' charms, but I think I might go ahead and get the one for the layer cakes too :)  The charm one makes little 3'' blocks.  This baby-sized quilt took 3 charm packs (I used Moda's ''Half Moon'' charms).  When it was originally sewn together in blocks, it looked lap-sized, or small twin sized.  It really gets quite a bit smaller cutting it up and resewing.  You do get a bunch of bonus 2'' squares though, which I think I will use either as a border or on the backing.  I think the next time I make one, I will alternate the print blocks with solids to make alternating solid and print twister pinwheels.  I think it will look better with more definition between the pinwheels don't you think?  I have 3 charm packs of ''Fresh Cottons'' from Fig Tree Quilts that I think I will try this with - and use some ''parchment'' yardage (a nice very pale yellow-tone off-white color) to do the alternating blocks with.