Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Quilt Completed; Rose Quilt Update

Last week I finished a quilt for a local girl scout troop. The girls chose and arranged the fabrics, all of which have meaning. Co-worker and one of the troop leaders Liz M. sewed the squares together. I added the pink border and finished the quilt. The quilt will be donated to the incoming troop leader.

60" x 86"
Completed 9/17/2014

I recognize a few music fabrics from my stash, which I offered to the troop to use in the quilt.

First rose block assembled. Will be trimmed to 12.5" square (unfinished).

Progress has still been slow on the rose quilt. Last night I assembled the first rose block. Tonight I began assembling the leaf sections of the last two blocks. I hope to get all three rose blocks finished this week.

As I mentioned before, I decided not to make six more rose blocks. Here is the new design:

I chose the Turnstile block because it is relatively simple, and has triangles like the rose block. Ordinarily the triangles go out to the edge of the block, but I allowed more white space, in order to let the roses stand out.


Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Make It Monday - First Rose Block Nearly Done

Tonight I assembled the leaf sections for one rose block, trimmed the edges that will be sewn together, and laid out the block sections on the design wall. It's looking good so far.

It wouldn't take much to finish the leaf sections for the other two rose centers. However, I've spent a lot of time on the centers, and I just don't know that I want to make six more from scratch. That said, I will probably change the design, using the three roses that are almost finished, then fill in the other six spaces with another design. I'm thinking some sort of red triangles, possibly a sort of Harlequin shape. I want the roses to stand out, so I plan to keep the six "new" blocks pretty simple. I'll come up with something.


Thursday, September 04, 2014

Three Rose Centers Done

Last night I finished the centers of the first three rose blocks. They are nearly identical, with slight variations of fabrics. Three simple leaf sections will be made for each rose. Progress has been slow, and I've been using an assembly line sort of method, adding the same new strip of fabric to all three blocks. Once these blocks are done, I may try to sew the last six blocks all at once. It could get tricky, as I may have up to three different combinations of fabrics. I'm a pretty methodical worker, so I think I can come up with a way to keep it all straight.

Centers of the first three rose blocks

I plan to get the first three blocks - centers plus leaf sections - assembled by the weekend.