Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Last night I went to the meeting of the other guild I belong to. One of the members of my regular guild and my non-guild was the speaker, and I am SO glad that I managed to get to this meeting. Joann is a former Latin and Greek Teacher and now she is a scrap quilter extraordinaire! I have not been able to take one of her classes yet, but now I know that I have to make an extra effort. Her presentation was about 7 basic shapes you can easily cut from 2 1/2" strips to make fabulous quilts. Those shapes are: Squares, rectangles, half rectangle triangles (with tri-recs), quarter square triangles(with companion angle), rhombus (60 degree angles and equal length sides), rhomboid (45 degree angles), and of course half square triangles. She showed at least one or two quilts made from each shape. Now my head is absolutely swimming with ideas. I'm not going to show all the quilts to you today, but if I make one of them I'll show hers and mine. I will show you one of them right now....This quilt is called Zig Zag Zorum Scraps Galorum. It might inspire me to dig out my tri-Recs ruler and give it a whirl.
Remember when I mentioned Bonnie's Pineapple Blossom Quilt that I pieced over the weeend? I got a picture of it this morning. It still needs borders, but I've got the fabric ready to go for that...it will have a 5" border of black with dragonflies on it. Hopefully I can get the border on and the quilting done in the next few days. This is a quilt that will be FOR ME. I had cut out enough strips and squares to make 35 blocks, but as you can see, the quilt is 20 blocks and plenty big enough for on the couch. I guess maybe I'll make another one, or see if those strips will work in another of Bonnie's projects . We'll have to wait and see what happens!
The oaks are really blooming like crazy here in CT, and my yard is full of huge oak trees. Thing Two is suffering tremendously as a result. See how puffy and bloodshot his eyes are? This is with allergy medications. Great, huh?