Saturday, July 19, 2008

Jane block for July 17

Thursday I worked on the 11th triangle from the left on the top. I want to get this whole side of triangles done then I will be officially 1/4 of the way through this quilt. I started January of 04, so I hope it doesn't take me 13 1/2 years to finish this whole quilt!

Well, this triangle had some oddly angled diamonds in the middle, then from there the whole block was built around that. I strip pieced the diamond unit, using masking tape to mark the angle on my 6 inch square ruler. For the half diamonds at the top and bottom I made a strip of blue and white, the cut the diamonds using this angle also, then pieced the strips onto the sides. After that I made freezer paper templates for the triangles, pieced them onto the diamond, cut strips to add for the top sections and trimmed up with my triangle ruler after. The top diamond is appliqued on. Took me 2 1/2 hours, but it looks lovely and is done! The next triangle is just applique so I got that cut out and am ready to tackle it during any sit-down time I have during the week.

Yesterday I went to the quilt shop and traded patterns for fabric and got backings for two quilts. So now I have 4 quilts that are ready to go, but I need more batting. My goal is to get 1 done each week, so I have one lined up to work on this afternoon. It is Color Kazoo - pretty pinks and greens. The border will be fun to quilt because I'm just going to follow the lines in the fabric. The middle, I'm not sure yet. Maybe I'll try something different. Some boxy stippling might be kind of neat. We'll see what inspires me once I lay it out!

Well, time to get on with my day. Lots of altering lined up, but quilting breaks are planned, so I hope to have a very productive day.


Dragonfly Stitches said...

I just realized we're making the same quilt. I love yours. I hope it doesn't take me that long but I bet it does.

Pamela said...

How far are you on yours? I think this is a lifetime project for me!