Friday, September 21, 2012

Back to sewing...

Now that my DH is back to working at least half days I have time to get back in the sewing room!  A couple of weeks ago I took a workshop with Bonnie Hunter at the Aiken, S.C. guild.  It was a fun class!  Of course then I went on vacation and my block and fabrics sat in the hallway for a couple of weeks...but I'm back!

Now Bonnie's quilt was done is two colors - Blue and Brown.  I originally started making blue and green blocks.  The problem is I have another blue and green quilt in the works.  So made a few yellow and red blocks...then I remembered I have a yellow and red quilt in the works (for in the works read UFO!)  So I thought why don't I use both of the blocks...

Problem is when I laid them out I wasn't so excited...too linear.  one row would have green and blue and the next yellow and red.  So back to the secondary block...a change up in the center square put the blue and green next to each other so the blocks would end up on the diagonal.  Much better!

So I succeeded in making this a much more complicated quilt then Bonnie intended...that's me!  I am using lots of scraps though and for that she would be happy!

Also, my leader and ender project for this are these half-square blocks based on the top gifted to me by a guild member a few weeks ago.  The hst are 1-1/2 inch finished. so the blocks are 6 inch finished.  No hurry - just fun and a good way to use up the 2-inch strips left over from other projects!

15 comments:

straythreads said...

love the colors and the setting!!
Ann

Sandra Henderson said...

WOW!~ this is going to be beautiful! Looks like ribbon candy... Such a HAPPY quilt!

Alice said...

Love the bright cheery colors. it is going to be gorgeous. I am addicted to Bonnie Hunter quilts; I have two going at the moment.

Loris said...

Love your design idea and can't wait to see more! Good thinking!

Elaine M said...

Love how you have combined the two projects.

sewkalico said...

Love both projects! The setting for Bonnie's blocks are very cool and I did fancy making that triangle block, but my strips were too short :)

Marj said...

Love the colors that you are using in the Smith Mountain quilt.
Also I like the HST project.
Are you you planning on sewing at the PH guild meeting next Thursday?

Impera_Magna said...

Gorgeous stars and layout... and the HSTs are looking good!

Nifty Quilts said...

My golly, those are some tiny hst's! But gorgeous.

Sue said...

It's looking good and really like you leader and ender's blocks.

joe tulips said...

Wonderful way to put the stars together! I really love it. The triangles are pretty awesome too!

Tonya Ricucci said...

really excellent. I like it all colorful like that. and bitty triangles - wheee!

Melinda said...

What a great idea. Love your version.

cityquilter grace said...

fantastic idea and result!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

I love that second arrangement for those rainbow blocks...so pretty!