Wednesday, April 29, 2009

What I'm Working on Wednesday


I'm just playing around with this. For some reason I kept seeing this design, but couldn't remember where or when I saw it. After some prodigious digging through old quilting magazines I found it in an old copy of Love of Quilting (May/June 2008). Since I still had all the reds, browns, and golds sitting out on the cutting table I just cut some strips to give it a try.

I've worked with hexagons and 60 degree diamonds before, but these 45 degree diamonds are a bit more fiddly. It took me a couple of tries before I had the feel for the piecing.

Of course, it didn't help that I ignored the very nice directions from the magazine article at first.

I'm not sure where I'm going with this, or even if I'm planning to go anywhere, but I really, really like this design. It might be fun to try it with some of my Kaffe Fassett stash, but we'll see.

I also got another indigo and white block done, which brings the count up to 23. That means I only need 4 more whole blocks and 6 half blocks before I can start putting the top together. My indigo fabric stash is getting a little thin, but a friend gave me a couple more fat quarters from her stash and a couple of Japanese indigos, so I'll have plenty to finish with.

For some reason for the past couple of days I've woken up with Lynrd Skynyrd's "Free Bird" rolling around in my head. Is that weird, or what? Where in the world would that come from?

4 comments:

Deb Geyer said...

I love the star! It looks like a Christmas table runner to me.

And this bird you cannot change...

Quilt Nut said...

absolutely beautiful!!

The Calico Cat said...

After reading the "Free Bird" comment, I just have to say that "Joy to the World" has been in my head... You see we are flying out for the Sisters quilt show. I was searching what else was going on while we would be in the area - Three Dog Night in concert... (Too bad we will still be in the air to make it...)

nice block - I am too afraid of that kind of piecing...

Jackie said...

I love the star and the fabrics you chose suit it perfectly!