(11/16/10 - Imported from old blog - Quilt Bum - no relation to Marianne Fons - and re-edited.)
Hi guys -
I have been fighting a cold/flu thing for a while. I'm feeling much better today. It took long enough! I didn't get much done in the last week - but I did manage to do some sewing - between naps, of course.
First - I got the placemats all together into a top - turned out to be about 41" x 45". Not bad. I only used 7 of them - so the extra one will probably be - drum roll, please - a placemat!! I'm going to practice my free motion quilting on it - like I was going to do in the first place!
Anyway - I may use this as the back for my other little table topper - make it kinda reversible - haven't decided yet. But for now, it's going on top of my "unquilted tops" pile - 'cuz I'm getting a little tired of working with blue and yellow. I get bored easily. And besides - Halloween is coming and I want to work on something "Halloweeny" right now.
So I dug out a charm pack to play with - Pungkin Peers by Julie Dobson Miner - Studio E Fabrics - really cute. And my book - Rotary Cutting Revolution by Anita Grossman Solomon. I wanted to try her "No Waste Windmill Block". She makes them with 8" blocks but I figured I could resize it for 5" charms - so here goes.
Here we have the first pile all nice and cut -
Later - I put them up on my design wall - 4 x 4 -
Yeah, I like that better - more like a table runner or placemat - depending on how big it turns out. I love how quilts decide how big they want to be. This one already decided it wanted to be smaller - or I wouldn't have screwed up the cutting - don't you think?
Anyway - I put the extra (short) pieces up to fill the holes - and got this -
I'm really liking how it looks. Now I'll sew it together and see how big it wants to be. Then I'll decide on borders - or not. Stay tuned.