Monday, October 25, 2010

At last a breather!!

I found this pattern in the Nov/Dec issue of McCall's quilting...I like this idea for my nine patches! It is a definite possibility...I like the play of medium and light fabric. Pretty!! I find that I buy quilt magazines and usually find about one project per magazine that I love.
These 1.5 inch squares are part of a recent swap I was fortunate enough to take part in....so you know what that means??
I can make more of these blocks!! Yippee! I have almost all the tree bases paper pieced, and that is just fun. The fact that I have them done is fun...not the paper piecing necessarily... I find I waste a ton of fabric while paper piecing...do you? How can I get better at this??


These blocks are part of Cheryl's quilt along...I love these autumn colors! I am considering how to set them...probably different from anyone else...now that's no surprise, I am sure, to anyone!!


I have been working a lot, and back to it again tomorrow...hardly a chance to breath! So on to the rest of the housekeeping and laundry, so I can be ready for this busy week.

Julie

21 comments:

Barb said...

You have alot of fun things going on!

AMKreations said...

I've never done anything with paper piecing, but I love the tree squares. I borrowed a book from the library with a cute tree square...I am looking forward to making it.

Amelia said...

That tree pattern is my favorite pattern in a long time - it would be a fun one to do...even if not made with scraps...maybe all in just fall colors....

Leanne said...

They all look wonderful. I love paper piecing I don't think I waste too much material I have never thought about it much.

Karen said...

I like how every other star in the pattern has a very dimensional look to it.

Pat said...

I really like the pattern you have in mind for using your 9-patches. I enjoy paper-piecing but I do waste fabric, too. I try not to let it worry me! LOL

Finn said...

Hi Julie, love all the progress you are making! What a lot of things in the works and such good progress.
Congrats on your super large Irish Chain, it looks great, and so do the blocks from the Ashes and Soot sampler! You go girl! Hugs, Finnie

A Garden of Threads said...

I like the design for the nine patches swap. Have not come up with a design for mine yet, still thinking.

Carol said...

Love the star quilt using the 9 patch centers...that's a perfect quilt for our swap blocks! Thanks for sharing.

The Calico Cat said...

No help with paper piecing - I avoid that technique like the plague.

Brigitte said...

What are you making with the trees? will it be a trees only quilt?
www.quiltsampler.blogspot.com

Lori said...

Love teh quilt with nine patches!! Isn't it fun to think of the possibilities?
There is a lot of waste with pp. What are you pp on the trees? The bottom section? Do you have to do it that way?

Lori said...

btw, I love your soot and ashes blocks!! fantastic colors!!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Lots of inspiration found right here... great projects going on; well done. Now, to comb through my scraps and snippets in an effort to create something similar! (I love that pattern in McCall's too!!)

Stray Stitches said...

I love all that you are working on! I think I will have to look for that McCall's magazine.

Marilyn Robertson said...

What a perfect way to use your nine patches - it will be a beauty!

Quilter Kathy said...

I love that pattern for the 9 patch blocks! Hope you make it! I find that paper piecing does waste fabric, but I keep all the little bits for minis.

Helen in the UK said...

I love the mccalls quilt for using 9 patches. I always waste fabric when paper-piecing too, but sometimes it is a necessity. Love how the crab apple blocks are coming on :)

Mad about Craft said...

I bought that issue of McCall's quilting today (a bit behind in the UK) for that quilt, I love it!

Libby said...

Love your Soot and Ashes blocks - great color choice *s*

Gayle said...

How fun to see that someone else is doing Cheri's Ashes & Soot quilt in red fabrics like mine! I've got all the blocks pieced and sewn together - now for the applique!