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Monday, January 19, 2015

Sitting Pretty

I've finished the Sitting Pretty quilt made as part of my 1930's Bin Bust. I don't find the green sashing and cornerstones completely offensive. I am still not really keen on the quilt though. Someday I hope to quilt it up and be surprised at how lovely a quilt it is and how the quilting really enhances the image.

But first I am on to other things I am sure to enjoy more. The sashing and  Union Square blocks are all together. I used 4 1/2" strips for the sashing without cornerstones. I thought it would be a very fitting treatment for blocks made with my 1800's scraps since blocks were frequently sashed that way back then.

 Now I am auditioning triangles for a pieced border. The triangles I am showing are from my scrap box. I am only using them to see if I want to use this size. They work for me so I will plan to work on the pieced border at Studio 3. I think I will be able to get all the triangles I need from the same box of scraps I  took over there a few months ago.The same fabrics used in the blocks. Sometimes it seems it doesn't take much fabric to make a quilt.

Tonight I am prepping another quilt of mine for the longarm. That means choosing the quilting design and any preliminary marking and then pinning and rolling it on the poles. Actually I just have the border left to decide on. Before I am done with that one I hope to have the quilting for the next one planned and ready to go.

We have had some nice winter weather this week so I took a few hikes. I'm glad for the wintertime cause to me it means quilting time. In warm weather I have a hard time balancing my quilting time with my outside time. Sometimes the days seem so short. Does that mean in the end I will feel like life is too short?


Kate said...

Sitting Pretty turned out beautifully, as did Union Square.

Vicki W said...

I think the first quilt is really cute. Love the blue sashing on the second one.

Rockester said...

Gayle, Both quilts look great. These are two eras that I really like. Bravo! ...enjoy the quilting journey even if the days are too short sometimes to do all we hope to get done. Kathy Aho in MN

Bonnie said...

I too like the first quilt, busting the 30's fabric. I haven't joined in on that challenge mainly because I don't want to start another project. I'm going to have to take a look at your new book as I own the ruler and a UFO from your first 30 something book. It's on the list but who knows when I'll pull it out to work on it.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Lovely quilts Gayle. I especially love the one from the 30's print. Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!