Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Newest project

This is my newest project. I found a quilt in a Fons and Porter Magazine ( scanned in below ) and it has been on my mind for a year or more. I used the Attic Window templates by Cheryl Phillips for the first part of the block. Essentially the technique is to sew a folded triangle in between 2 half square triangles. The folded triangle opens into the corner creating an attic window. Then I mitered strips on one side. That was easy , I sewed to the seam of the half squares. All the fabric is my own handdyed . I can't wait to quilt it. This is a detail of the center. I made half sized blocks just like the quilt in the magazine. It adds a lot more interest to the quilt.
This is the picture from the magazine. The scan isn't the best , sorry. I am making 2 more rows as it was very skinny and long. It will be 80 x 90 when I am done. I don't think I want a border , and only a 2 " one if I add one.

I had a fun trip to Clarkesville Ga to a quilt guild yesterday. Their guild came to my Hall County guild for show and tell this month and we returned the favor. The rest of this week I will be getting my DD ready for her Washington DC trip and getting her room painted and valence made while she is gone.
We had another baby calf today and I will get some pictures of it up tomorrow.
Later.