Thursday, March 31, 2011

Quilt 5: cutting

Today I packed up my sewing machine for the move back to Michigan. I had planned on the time without it though, which is why I hadn't cut anything for this quilt yet. My "comfy" sewing/computer chair is also gone, so I moved to the living room to watch a movie and start cutting.

I ran out of orange and therefore had to make some last minute changes to where I'm putting which colors, but I think everything will still work out.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Quilt 6: two blocks

Well, I now have two completed blocks.

This block went together much more easily than the last block with my change in how I pieced them together (left image below). However, I think if I change how I piece it again, it will be even easier (right image below).

I think I'm also slowly getting the hang of dealing with triangles. They're still harder than squares, but I'm getting there. I guess it's all a learning process.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Quilt 6: first block

I finished the first (of four) blocks tonight.

While I would usually make all the subcomponents at once, I realized that this is the first quit where all the subcomponents don't end up being rectangles so I wanted to do a trial run. I think I'm actually going to put it together differently for the next block and see if that goes faster.

The picture on the left is how I did this block, the picture on the right is how I'm going to try it next. (The purple and green outlines change.)

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Quilt 5

For the next few days I'm working on quilt 6 while I still have my sewing machine, and then once it is packed for the move I'll start working on quilt 5. Here's Flurry testing out the fabric to make sure it is nappable.

Quilt 4

This quilt doesn't have a home yet as I just finished it.

Quilt 3

I gave the third quilt to my friend Heather, who will be having a baby in a few months.

Quilt 2

I made the next quilt for my brother and sister-in-law.

Quilt 1

Here are the blocks for my first quilt with my trusty companion, Flurry.

I finished the binding while watching the 2009 winter Olympic hockey championship game.
And finally put it on the bed in the spring.