Now that all the Christmas decorations are finally tucked away,
I can focus more on sewing.
My very good friend Barb has commissioned a quilt from me!
She is giving me free rein, but really liked Auntie Mo's quilt.
hint, hint, hint.
I've already made that quilt twice, so not really feeling the love on that.
I am going to use all the Kaffe Fassett fabrics that she loves . . .
but . . . I am going to use a disappearing nine patch design to put it together.
This is a very easy block to make.
There is a great tutorial here if you would like to see it in video form.
I really like seeing a video. I am a visual learner, you have to show
me step by step.
So after you make the traditional nine patch,
you whack it into quarters.
I am doing this quilt totally scrappy, but you can see how you could
really play around with color and pattern
to get a dramatic effect.
This is just kind of thrown together to show you the idea.
I'm sure I will play around with the layout when I have many more blocks completed.
The blocks sew up really fast.
Hoping this will be a quick quilt . . .
It was supposed to be done before Christmas. Hahaha!
Glad Barb is such a great friend, she knows my deadline issues.
I also finished piecing my Hard Candy top today.
You can read about this quilt here.
I have been working on it for a class and I needed it done for tomorrow!
Hard Candy was inspired totally from a quilt that Rita at Red Pepper Quilts made.
It's amazing how similar they turned out. I used 60* triangles,
and Rita used half square triangles.
I am still figuring out the quilting design.
It's quite bulky at the intersections, so I need to avoid those areas.
Quite a productive day!
I even vacuumed up all those awful pine needles from the Christmas tree!
What did you work on today?