Tuesday, November 30, 2010

There Is A Pile!

Hello Everyone,

So sorry, this post was intended for yesterday, but we were without internet! It is really amazing how much we depend on technology isn't it?

Anyway, so this past weekend I did some sewing and worked on my daughter's Hunter's Star Quilt as shown in this post. I was able to put on the two inner borders and also work on the 3rd border which is pieced.


The result was these combo units. Black and white with a touch of teal and blue, just like she wanted.


I started with 3 piles of squares. One black, one white, and one with blues and teals. Very saturated in color. She picked out the colors. Many of them are batiks. Even though she picked out the colors she still doesn't know what the quilt looks like. Now to keep it that way.


This is what it looks like during the piecing process. I just love the little pile of trimmings.


I used the Tucker Trimmer to get my combo units to the correct and precise size. It is a wonderful tool and can be found here.


Very little waste, but what I like best is the accuracy it gives you when the blocks are all trimmed up. This way your piecing should go together really easily and accurately.


These are just a few of the blocks, I really like them and can't wait start putting them on the design wall with the quilt. You can get an idea of what it will look like here. The pattern is called Hot Flash. I am hoping to have the quilt complete for her by the holidays. Wish me luck!!

Pssst... All batiks are marked down to $7.75 per yard through 12/3, in the shop. And I now stock black and white fabrics! (Shameless plug)

Until Next Time....

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18 comments:

Stephanie said...

Lucky Daughter. Great colors and you have such fun black and whites.

Julie Bagamary said...

Cool blocks and great color combo!

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, I love those colors together. And that batik print that looks like interlocking rings is very cool. Can't wait to see the quilt Jackie!

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

This is gonna be good! Can't wait to see it!!

*Staci* said...

I love the black and white blocks. The fabric patterns are so cute especially the kittens! :)

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

Tell A, happy Birthday from us! ;-)

Hugs!

Anina said...

Love the colors! And the kitty fabric.

Rumi said...

Great color choices. The teal and blue look great with the black and white. Daughter will surely love it!

Jewel said...

This is the same combo of colors I used for my daughter's quilt as well. She adores it. Love what you picked here.

WoolenSails said...

I like how you mixed the batiks with the prints.
I have been collecting batiks and mixing them with fun prints is a good idea.

Debbie

Lauren P said...

Cant wait to see how it turns out! Please tell me the name of that kitty fabric! Too cute!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Your work is so pristine. I wish we lived closer.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh, such great colors!!! Of course you will get it done, it is for your daughter!

Teresa said...

Those colors are terrific, but I think you should call it Cool Down rather than Hot Flash.

Funny you say you like the pile of little trimmings, I have always liked seeing mine too, but I just thought I was weird - guess I am more normal than I give myself credit.

PatSloan said...

kool skully in b/w!!

when ya get on a roll ya gotta go for it!

Suzie said...

I wish you all the luck, Jackie! This is going to be a stunning quilt!

Sherri said...

I love these colors together...and I love little piles of trimmings, too!

kasthurirajam said...

very very beautiful

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