I’ve been having a blast re-doing the Sycamore Rose Pattern to include directions for Quilt as you Go and Back-basting applique. I’m learning so much and have… Read more “Hand Quilting”
Serendipity block 5 is ready to download.
The center block from the quilt can be ordered on my site at the pattern shop or at Patternspot.com
I have been busy working on a quilt for my daughter who is having knee replacement surgery in August, just 3 months after having her right knee done. She is amazing!! She reminded me in May that she is the only child who has never had a quilt from me. I felt bad about that. And now seems like the perfect opportunity to put one together for her. She is such a sweet young woman and always cheerful despite physical challenges. So I wanted to put together a quilt that would be fairly quick to sew (so I can send it to her before her surgery) and also pretty. Now, it’s a fact that I’m in love with Variable stars, as evidenced by this year’s BOM, but I’m not such a fan of triangles. So I decided to use Jodi Barrows’ square in a square method for a quilt called Triangle Galaxy and it was really easy and really fun. Here it is sans borders:
There are, I think, 24 triangles in each square and I didn’t have to fiddle with a single one! Lovely. I find that I tend to sew with a generous 1/4-inch seam, so my blocks (for just about every pieced quilt I do) end up smaller than the pattern says. So, for instance, these blocks should have measured 11-1/2″ square, but each one only measured 11″ square. I’m just glad that they were all consistent. lol I even tend to shrink blocks when paper-piecing! How is that possible?! It’s a gift, I guess, or at least some quirk of my own that I’ve learned to embrace. I’m going to big stitch quilt it and even found the thread I’m going to use at my LQS Bolts in the Bathtub. It’s a wonderful gold-colored perle cotton, probably about a size 5, maybe 8. And if that doesn’t work, I bought some size 12 DMC perle cotton in black. I’m hoping the gold will work though.