Monday, December 27, 2010

assembling the HST Wee Play blocks

I got 3 of the 9-patch blocks assembled before hubby pouted too much that I wasn't paying enough attention to him ::eye roll::  - and now today I have to work on my ''work'' sewing, but I may be able to get back to sewing these tomorrow.  Anybody else have a hard time sewing when hubby is home?  He is SO neeeeeedy, just like a toddler.......I hope I'm not the only 'lucky' one.  I know he does it cause he loves me, but I really shouldn't have to be the 'entertainment'.........

edited to add: since I started with 5'' charms, these HST's are just a bit over 4.5''.  So, the 9 patches are around 12.5'' unfinished.  There will be 36 nine-patches, so it will be approx 72'' square when done I think.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

recovering from Christmas with some HST's

Well, I've been working today on my HST's for my WeePlay quilt - and I have all 400 ironed and ready to assemble.  I decided to stop at 5 charm packs worth, and if I haven't figured properly for the amount of each color in specific locations, then I have some extra charm packs if I need to add certain colors.  This is the layout I have chosen though (done in EQ6):

I'm going to sew them into 9patches, then sew rows and columns.  Here I go!.......

Monday, December 13, 2010

a stack of Wee Play

last night while we fretted about the river possibly flooding, I cut some 5x5 squares of my favorite quilter's cotton ''parchment'' and drew diagonal lines for HST's and stacked them together with 3 charm packs of Wee Play.  This will eventually be part of one quilt that will consist of 6 or 7 charm packs done entirely of HST's - I am thinking of adding a couple charm packs of ''Punctuation'' to give it even more of a scrappy feel though.
What's not to love about stacks of fabric ready to be sewn?!!!!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Christmas lovelies

I went to the fabric store for material for my hat orders.  The bad thing was that these lovely Christmas fabrics were 50% off.  Darn things just jumped into my cart! (Almost forgot the hat order material, LOL) Aren't they beautiful fabrics though!?!  I really am having a hard time deciding on what to make with them though.  I got a yard of each, but the stripe on top I think is between 1.5 and 2 yards (got the end of the bolt additional 50% off for the piece that was over a yard).  Anyhow, I'm debating on possibly either a raw edge Drunkard's path or maybe a disappearing 9 patch.  I'm leaning toward the 9 patch since it's a whole lot easier/faster and Christmas is coming FAST!  I think I will browse the Moda Bake Shop and see if I get any ideas there....