Echoes of Summer is what I chose to call this quilt. The first picture is the EQ7 rendition and the second is the quilt I made from the pattern. The third picture shows a corner close up. I really like this quilt and I think it will be an excellent class to teach at work this fall. I used the Easy Angle ruler to make the half-square triangles and that is something that people own but don't know how it use it. I will demo the ruler and teach how to use it, and also show them the old way of making half-square triangles. This is the same block repeated but turned in different directions. I made my quilt four blocks wide by four blocks long. Each block calls for four half-square triangles and five four-patches, for a total of 64 half-square triangles and 80 four-patches. It takes a little time to get all the pieces done and then to put the blocks together and then place the blocks in rows going the right direction. I thought it was fun to make. I can see that by changing the colors (switching darks and lights) the quilt could look totally different. I may need to do some experimenting with that.
Monday, August 27, 2012
The past couple of days I have been working on a quilt I saw in a quilt book from the South Charleston library. I couldn't find the exact block in EQ7 so I drew it up myself and added it. I am calling the quilt "Echoes of Summer". These are the components of the quilt. I had to make 64 red/white half-square triangles and 80 blue/ white four-patches. I elected to make the blues scrappy, but the red and white are the same throughout. I may change the border to a pieced border but I have very little of this white left so that really limits me. I may teach this quilt in a class at work in maybe October. We already have the September schedule made so I guess I am working ahead. This will be a small quilt, suitable for a baby quilt or wallhanging or maybe to throw over a table. More blocks could be added to make it bigger but I can quilt this size myself. I'll post pictures when it is finished.
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Sorry I have completely neglected this blog. What can I say, life gets in the way. I just haven't been in the mood to write the blog lately. I will attempt to do better.
I was sitting in my car at the South Charleston library the other day when I noticed my odometer reading 70,707 miles. That's pretty good for a car that is twelve and half years old. I'd love to buy a new car but I just haven't found any car I like as well as my 2000 Mazda 626. I think I'll keep it a while longer.
We have really had some nice weather this year. I love the hot summer days. I sit out on the porch nearly every day no matter what the temperature is, but I particularly like it when it is hotter outside that it is inside. I am so cold most of the time that the heat feels really good seeping into my bones.
My kitties are doing well, except of course for Missy. She is 17 1/2 years old now and no longer grooms herself or does anything except sleep and eat. Poor little thing. I give her extra treats and things.