Monday, February 24, 2014

A productive weekend

I had a very productive weekend.  It started with piecing the second of the 2 Parson Gray quilts.


I tried to save some time by sewing the blocks on continuously to a long strip of fabric.  I still haven't decided if that saved me any time or not after trimming them all.  I also finger pressed my seams open, which definitely saved me some time while sewing. 


I also used the tape method instead of drawing all the lines on the fabric for diagonal lines for the corner squares...much quicker.


I trimmed up my blocks and saved those corner triangles.


I laid everything out on my design wall to figure out placement.


I really like how this one turned out.


Remember those tiny triangle scraps from trimming the corners?  Here's a fun mini-quilt made out of them.


Here are both quilts side by side.


Saturday evening, I found out that my college roommate had her baby 6 weeks early!  I was planning on starting on her baby quilt next week, but that got moved up for obvious reasons.  I finished the top yesterday and have the backing laid out ready to be pieced.  I need to finish this quilt and send it on it's way before I can finish the two quilts above.  I'll be working like a mad woman this week to complete this one.


I don't know if I've said this before, but I just LOVE the swoon pattern.


15 comments:

  1. The snowball/framed square pattern is intriguing. I can figure out the blocks in the pre-assembled picture. Once they're all together the lattice effect is very evident and the piecing is not so obvious. Very nice!

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  2. Lots of fun sewing! All of it looks great!

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  3. I love the way a swoon block looks as a single block baby quilt :)

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  4. I love the snowball and framed square blocks together. Do you have the size of the pieces in a different post? In particular I'm wondering about the size of the squares used in the snowball corners.

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  5. you have been busy and all 3 quilts look pretty good to me, I am sure the baby one will be well loved

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  6. My, you have been a busy gal!! You have come up with some lovely work there. Looks like another busy week for you. Happy stitching!!

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  7. I love swoon quilts and hope to be swooning soon!

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  8. Your snowball quilt is neat and isn't it great to use the little leftover scraps for another project! Thanks for sharing.
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  9. Those birds in the swoon are a glorious addition! Looks lovely! And wowie! You have been such a busy bee. Love your time saving tip of finger pressing and sewing those seams open! Thanks for sharing! Congrats to the new mom!

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  10. The birds are perfect for swoon. I've got snowball on my bucket list - it's such a simple design but so effective and I just love when a bonus quilt comes out of it like your HST. Nicely done and congrats to your friend.

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  11. Wow, looks great! I always save those corners too:) So easy to turn into a HSt....I have a big pile for something, the mini quilt was a great idea.

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  12. love them, they are perfect!!!!

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  13. I love the use of the tiny scraps that is great to get the corners used. I have a bag of them from a quilt a year ago. I should make something similar.

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  14. I love the swoon pattern too, and I love those fussy cut birds in the centre of them. Great use of scraps there in your mini as well. Thanks for linking up.

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  15. I love the dark background in that quilt, and those are some tiny HST's! I'm so glad I got to see all of these in person!!

    Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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