Sunday, October 30, 2005

A Good Quilt Day

This is the Labor Day Madness quilt with a 2.5 inch dark purple border -- and that's where it's going to stop. I decided I didn't need to add anything else to it and it's a good throw size -- I might even be able to quilt it myself.

And this is the Pinwheel quilt made from the reverse blocks from the above quilt. I sashed with one dark tan fabric and cut 2.5 inch corner stones from leftover 5 inch squares. Haven't added a border, but I really like the way the sashing looks on the outside of the blocks, so may just leave it at that. This is the same size as the Labor Day Madness, so it's a good throw size, too.

Spent the rest of the afternoon working on piecing a backing with leftover HST's and nickel squares made into four patches. I think I have it designed on the wall, so just need to stitch it together and it'll be a backing for one of the two above quilts! And that's been my day!


Finn said...

Wow..that's a whole lot of day in your day!! Love how the pinwheels come out from using that left over triangle part. Great idea, isn't i?? I often do that on small triangle pairs.

I can hardly wait to see your backing..!!
All I got done was 21 9 patches, and 8 friendship stars to finish up a quilt..LOL

susan said...

Love to look at your quilts. I really like the pinwheel one. The tan sashing matches your walls! You have a lovely place. We bought two rockers for our deck a few years ago, and sit out there between chores to enjoy the peace and quiet. The kids tease us about sitting in the rockers like old folks, but if the shoe fits....