Monday, July 6, 2009
What's on my design wall
Thank you Judy, for your "What's On Your Design Wall?" Mondays. It has been a great incentive to me to get things done.
I finished making all the blocks for Scrap Basket Blues. I should have them put together by this evening.
Next up is a table runner. I am going to be demonstrating making flying geese units at the outdoor quilt show in October. I thought it would be good to have a small project to show some of the units done up. In my usual style I jumped in with both feet and just started making flying geese using Eleanor Burns' flying geese rulers. I like her method because the units turn out the right size every time. There is some waste of fabric (ick), but the ease of piecing the units makes up for that.
I have more of the center units to make before I can begin assembling the blocks.
Anyway, I played with the units with no sashing, and didn't like it. I tried again with some sashing, and I like it better. After I assemble the blocks I might try it on point with setting triangles.
I want to have this done by the end of the month as part of the Charming Girls Quilt Club.
In the new Quick Quilts there is a pattern by Gerri Robinson, Breezy Afternoon, that uses a flying geese unit (flying goose?). I'd like to make some of these also, but I don't know that I'll get to it. I really like this quilt though. It's simple, but it will let you play with colors. That's my favorite part of quiltmaking, playing with colors.
My husband has been brewing beer this morning while I've been working on this blog entry. He's making a stout this time. Dark beers are his favorite. Me? I'm not much of a beer drinker, but I'm glad he has a hobby.