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!)
Friday, June 25, 2010
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
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
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.