Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Flying Geese Done and Yet More Triangles

Today was to be a Sew Day but by the time I finished "chores" (boring work that needs to be done!), it was after Noon!  Then, I could not settle down to just one thing,  flitted back and forth from project to project.....and, cutting out some new blocks for a little quilt using Edyta Sitar's "Dancing in the Rain"....you guessed it.....more triangles....which will become Pinwheels. 

Finally, made a decision after spending way too much time trying to choose sashing/border for this little Flying Geese from Jo Morton Club 11.....Geese are 5/8" x 1-1/8.  I stayed with my usual "safe" colors instead of using the new, brighter colors from Jo's New Leesburg line. 


 Here is yet another Triangle Quilt!  From Carol Hopkins' Civil War Legacies patterns, "Stars to Freedom".  When the Friendship Collection for a Cause line came in, I knew I had found the blue I wanted to use for this quilt.  (Border, tho, is from Terry Thompson's "Louisa" line).   Could have used the lovely Friendship Turkey reds too, but didn't want the same prints used twice..........definitely not hard to find Reds......love them!

Closeup of the lower triangle block.  I just let the colors fall where they may!  No planning here!  Well, except for counting to have a nearly equal mix!



Not sure if I have showed this quilt before and too lazy to go looking to see if I have..........really need to make myself an Index.......someday!  This quilt was an exercise to show customers how far a 6" Charm package could go.  Cut each charm into four 3" squares, match up with  tea-dye muslin squares and Make Triangles!  Judie Rothermel's brown/blue (contained 20 fabrics if I recall correctly) Charleston 3 is the fabric line used.....the 4 other Charleston lines were brown/pink. This quilt is 28" x 40".
This photo shows a few antique Tumbler blocks, sewn together in one long row....there are 153 of them dating from the late Nineteenth Century.  This must have been a common way to sew them "back in the day" and then just "unsew" where needed when it was time to make rows of a quilt.  Last week at Quilt Study, a friend showed a box of "stuff"  she recently acquired that contained Triangles sewn together in the same manner......except that there were Lots More single Triangles cut and ready to go............oh why didn't I think to take a photo of hers?

7 comments:

Dawn said...

Nice little quilts - such tiny pieces make them great. I am also admiring the coverlet under some of those little treasures...all wonderful!

PatchworkRose said...

Love the little flying geese quilt.The LEgacies quilt pattern looks great too. Especially love the HST in it.

Lesley said...

Love the border you chose for the flying geese. And of course I love all your little quilts, especially your Make Triangles one! Thanks for sharing!

cityquilter grace said...

love, love, love those turquoise and red HSTs....beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Such fun and inspiring to see your endeavors! Thanks for the inspiration and a Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! Sally

Jeanne Lex said...

love the blue fabric on the geese - great choice

susan said...

Time for me to dig out my Louisa fabrics still sitting on the shelf.... such a beautiful blue color. Great Job on your quilts