Friday, May 31, 2013

Cube Quilt Top

I made a bunch of these cubes, but they were not completely unwonky.  I figured out how to make them even, but that was after I made a bunch that was not exactly the same evenness.  I will have to cover that in depth soon, and show how to piece them so they are perfect half hexes and easy to sew without frustration.  Meanwhile, I took the four cubes that did not belong with all the gray and purple cubes and made them into a quilt of their own.  The dozen purple and gray may never make it into a quilt at all, unless I want to rip a bunch of seams out and make them the right shape.  I found out how tough it is to line them up without trimming off half an inch in some places, but it was only four, so it was not that over taxing.  The pink I found to go with the little pink chickens on the pale yellow (light) fabric really worked out well.  I keep ending up needing pink every now and then, although I do try to steer clear of it.  I am quite happy with this baby quilt top.  It is 30" X 37".

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Side-tracked Again!

I went to a class, last Thursday, and learned how to make a cube block. The class was at Room To Learn in Kuna, and my friends went too!  We had so much fun, then Caryl, Elverta, and I went out for Mexican lunch in Kuna at El Gallo Giro.  Then of course we had to go to a quilt shop, so we dropped my vehicle by Elverta's place and went forth in Caryl's Subaru.  We went to the Quilt Crossing and found the correct 60 degree rulers to make these cube blocks. Oh, while we were there we found some fabric, too!  Who'd a thunk it?  It was an awesome day out with friends.  I was the last one to finish one cube, at the class. Everyone was packing up to leave, and they had each made two cubes.  Well, here is what  my dandy cube looks like.
After I got home, I had to make some more.  I have made twelve all together, so far.  I had other obligations or I certainly would have made more than twelve.  There is always next week, but I have two other quilt tops waiting for my attention, and I got all side-tracked with these fun three-dimensional looking blocks.
These are not sewed together yet. They are merely suspended on my design wall. My design wall is a quilt I have hanging up and I just smooth my blocks onto it.  Right now, it is a red, white, and blue quilt, but I took a close-up so you would not see much of it.  Don't these blocks look awesome?

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Jack Jeppson, a most excellent long-arm quilter, will be missed. He was called away from us on April 21, 2013.  Real Men Quilt is his blog.  You can still admire his handiwork at that site.