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Monday, May 14, 2012

Design Wall Monday - 5/14/12

It was a busy busy weekend and I hardly got any sewing done. In fact, Saturday, I was so exhausted, I couldn't whipstitch the last 3 sides of a hexie to finish the diamond before I gave up and went to bed. Sad. I'll post later this week on our Saturday plant shopping day and Sunday trip to Genesee Country Museum where the highlight of my day was a Victorian Tea.


A little tail action rearranged some blocks during our photo session :)

I was able to do a little machine sewing this weekend and I was even able to finish the top for this charity quilt. It's brighter than I had first imagined but I really like the look and this block is super simple.
 
Midgie offering her stamp of approval – the quilt is for the New Start Kitty Shelter after all!!

I had seen another version online which I modified because I wanted a smaller quilt and only had 4 FQ of the floral fabrics to work with. Essentially I cut 5" squares and surrounded them with 1.5" strips cut 5" and 7" long to attach courthouse steps style. Two blocks were then stacked right sides together and 2 parallel seams were sewn diagonally so that they could be cut into half-square-triangles. Press them open, lay them out and sew them back together. Easy. Peasy.

7 comments:

Denise :) said...

What a cute little piece! I am especially glad that Midgie was willing to give her stamp of approval. LOL! Can't wait to hear more about the Victorian tea!! :)

Janet O. said...

That is a cute little quilt idea. I can see all kinds of possibilities.

Lauren Sgranfetto said...

I LOVE the top picture , that is so adorable! And you are awesome for donating to the furry ones- you know that is dear to my heart! =^..^=

Vicki said...

I really love this quilt and your fabrics are wonderful. I love it!

quilt32 said...

A really good idea - I'll have to try this block.
Lillian
lillianscupboard.wordpress.com

Michelle said...

I really like it Sarah....just like your kitty.
And I know how it feels to be that exhausted too....

kwiltnkats said...

Midgie looking up at you in the first photo is great. Love that you are doing work for pet charities. Hope you are well rested now. Midgie looks like she might want to play.... Sandi