Monday, October 10, 2011

On my design wall


There is life in my sewing room again!  Not one, but TWO (non-baby) quilts in the works.  I am working on killing two birds with one stone with this one.  Finally digging into my ridiculous stash of '30's fabrics that I've been hoarding AND conquering my lone star fears.


I found a PDF tutorial by Kaye Wood that has been enormously helpful and it's coming along pretty well so far.  I just love strip piecing.


Other than when I my helper is "helping."  Those are a pile of 2 1/2 inch strips ready to become a large scrappy border for the star.  And by "ready" I mean as soon as I kick her off of them.


And this is another little number I've been working on involving another out-of-control stash of leafy prints.  I have enough to make two larger quilts out of the fabric I have set aside for this one.  I'm currently held up, though, as I wait for one last 1/2 yard of Kona Tangerine to show up.

8 comments:

Ellen Stewart (aka Ellie/El/e/Mrs. Seaman) said...

Love some of the vintage looking prints!

Melissa said...

The first one looks like something my maternal great grandmother would have made and the second one looks a great deal like the kind that my maternal grandmother made. :)

Sigh...

Lovely.

Marjorie said...

Bravo! My first (and only) Lone Star did not go so well. (Piecing mistakes, unwelcome advice from the recipent,and lots of life challenges happening at the same time.) That quilt is always referred to as "The Quilt From Hell". Glad yours is going much smoother.

Amy said...

Thumbs up on the Lonestar quilt! It looks fabulous.

Hootnz said...

Love your lone star, it coming together really well... also loving your urban utility quilt from the previous post.... I something similar pinned on my pinterest account...... love the different blues :)

Finding Charm said...

I like them! The first one is my fave

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Cecily, I love your quilts (and your cat)! You inspired me to award you with The Versatile Blogger Award. Stop on by http://igottacreate.blogspot.com/2011/10/bloggy-love.html to check it out when you get a chance. Have a great weekend!

MargieMark said...

Awesome! Glad you're getting seeing time again!