Saturday, May 23, 2015

All Day Sew

Last week, May 19,  another wet heavy snow.  Good grief - spring takes a long time getting here!  Generally, we don't plant petunias or tomatoes until June 1.  We are at high elevation, 4000 ft., which accounts for late snows!  My poor droopy "birthday" Linden tree. 

Below is my finished top, a Split 9-Patch.  I'm loving the final result!  Back to the quilt shop for more batting!  This "system" is a Strip and Slash" by Jackie Robinson. Now, a name for this project of over 3250 pieces!  The value are very rich in person. A blogger (Fat Quarters) taught me how to keep warmth in the light neutrals by adding some pastel pinks, yellows, blues.  



Yesterday was our local All Day Sew and we were working on this design.  Jody made the red one we used for our example - what a great scrap user.  I think this was a free pattern from Blank Quilting called "Hot Flash".  (By the time we were half way done, all of us (10) decided we HAD to make this one for our own use as well!  It's all 2 1/2 strips. 
 One block.  Be careful which way they are cut - easy to cut incorrectly. 
End result was 6 x 7, 12 inch blocks.  Then a plain border, then a checked border and a third plain border.  We managed to get all the blocks together, then sewed the rows together into a top.  Carol took it home to quilt on her long-arm.  This was about 5 hours of work, including lunch time.  We have a talented group of ladies, each of us with various skills and talents.  And yesterday we had a new "joiner" -- 8-)))  Many thanks to our hosts and hostesses, Gene and Nancy.  This quilt will be raffled to support Masons children's programs.  We are all waiting for the tickets - we'll each be first in line! 
 Uh oh, I didn't want to stand on a chair for this photo (below)! 

5 comments:

paulette said...

This is just so wrong!! Ugh! Snow! You should be smelling roses! On the bright side, your quilts are wonderful!!

Vic in NH said...

The split 9-patch is just wonderful!! And you are right that the pastels make the background so lively. The raffle/opportunity top is marvelous, too. Those colors are so right on for Memorial Day. You got snow; we got frost. Spring, please come back.

Bonnie said...

Both quilts are spectacular. Nice job. I suppose you don't want to heart complain about temps in the upper 80's. Another beach week is in store for me.

Purple Pam said...

I like your split 9 patch. Also, your Hot Flash quilt is exactly that, a HOT FLASH. What a great quilt. It is so fun, and rewarding to make a charity quilt with other quilting friends.

Tanya said...

Your split nine-patch is such a beauty. I have been going back and forth to the designer's website trying to find a pattern or book... Only a DVD? I would love to try that with the fabrics in my scrap bin. I'll go check for SPLIT NINE-PATCH on google now.