A few weeks ago, my pal Victoria Findlay Wolfe,
gave me her new templates to play around with.
Last week I pulled them out and starting cutting!
I had some Jennifer Paganelli fabric I was hording,
and I thought this would be the perfect way to show case her fabrics.
A great combo right? Victoria and Jennifer!
I started kinda fussing cutting the Hexie's and Triangles
so the fabric pattern would look like one big start.
I used the same green fabric to set the stars.
Really makes them pop right?
I was getting so impatient because
I didn't have much time this week to play.
Hehe, I came home for lunch everyday and tried to cut some more.
The templates are very easy to use!
My day job just gets in the way of all my fun.
Finally last night, I had the whole thing cut and up on the wall.
This morning I decided I needed to make hay
and get this baby all pieced together.
My design wall is in my kitchen, and my sewing machine
is in the living room. Not a far distance, but I had no time for
all the up and down and back and forth!
So I set up my little Bernina on the kitchen counter
and put my ironing board right next to it.
I must say sewing standing up was fun,
kept me on task too. I get distracted so easily.
Now here is the GREAT thing about these templates
and the layout I chose . . . .
It sews together in a flash and very quickly!
Sew the diamonds first.
Then sew the diamonds into rows.
I pinned at the intersections and got perfect points!
The templates have notched tips
and it makes the piecing together a dream.
Here I am multi-tasking!
I'm piecing on my sewing machine.
The dishwasher is humming away.
And I'm getting a steamy facial as I stand over it sewing.
Here are my rows coming together.
I used the triangle template to make some diamonds
to fill in on the sides.
TADA! Four hours of stand up piecing (with breaks of course)
And I have a beautiful quilt top!
I really love those sides and am going to do tricky binding
on those edges.
Here are the templates. A 10" hexie with a triangle that fits.
Now I have about 8 more ideas for quilts using these.