Nov 4, 2009

Two projects

I still need to put the backing on my second denim quilt. I hope to get started on that this weekend. I even bought more safety pins. They wanted $22 for a package of pins in the quilt store. I laughed at them and bought a bunch at a discount store for $3. And I took the advice and washed the flannel backing again today. So, meanwhile, I have to run the sewing machine, right? So I decided on two projects. I know, one should be enough at a time. I want to make a scrappy log-cabin type or maybe some crazy squares. And then, I want to follow our "bible" and make a Shoo Fly quilt as in Gwen Marston's "Liberated Quiltmaking." I have no plan for either quilt, so I guess they will get as big as they need to be. I do have on hand a couple of lap-sized quilt batts.

10 comments:

jovaliquilts said...

Wow, that's a big difference in the price of pins! I like that shoo fly block.

True Blue Nana said...

I really like your shoo fly. I was looking at that in Gwen's book the other night. I like the way you used different fabrics.

Deborah said...

Nice blocks! It looks like you're having fun.

Zlaty said...

Great blocks! Why did you wash the flannel second time, I am curious?

Happy sewing!

Zlaty

Magpie Sue said...

I think you were smart to wash that flannel again. Better safe than sorry!

I have so much fun with the liberated stars that I'm surprised I haven't tried Gwen's method for Shoo Fly blocks yet. I like yours :- )

Goosey said...

I like the off centre log cabin, and like the homely fabrics too.

Notjustnat said...

They are both interesting blocks to make. I like the look of the scrappy log-cabin. I finished one recently it calls handkerchief corners, it is just like log-cabin from the corner. You can have a look at it http://notjustnat.blogspot.com/2009/09/hankie-corner-quilt.html if you want. Hugs Natima

♪♪Melody♪♪ and Puddin said...

I am sending you this link to a denim quilt I saw this summer at a quilt show. I took the picture to show you. It is a good use of jeans pockets.
http://picasaweb.google.com/melsue7/ForRoz?feat=directlink

Magia da Inês said...

Olá amiga!
Passei para conhecer seu cantinho... tudo de bom!
Lindo, criativo colorido e alegre!
Parabéns e sucesso sempre!..
Aguardo a sua visitinha...
magiadaines.blogspot.com
Uma ótima semana!
Beijinhos carinhosos.
Itabira - Brasil

Sharon said...

Both quilts I want to make too! I really like your log cabin. And the Shoo Fly looks fun and easy.