Saturday, July 28, 2012

Doce meses en rojo.Pollomari


Espero que hayais disfrutado de la inauguración de las Olimpiadas,cuál fue tu parte favorita?La ví  por la tele y disfruté un montón,no quería perder detalle.Mí parte favorita fue cuando llegaron las Mary Poppins y  también el momento James Bond me pareció total..Ha ido alguien de tú ciudad,pueblo?De aquí ha ido la tenista Maria José Martinez,espero que la vaya genial.Ahora a por las medallas,aunque llegar allí ya es un triunfo.

Cambiando de tema,este es el bloque del mes de Julio del sal Doce meses en rojo que organiza Griselda.Este bloque lo ha diseñado Griselda y esta es mi versión:

 y  así quedan los objetivos conseguidos:

Ya falta dos bloques para acabar.Gracias Griselda!!

Y no sé si  habéis visto a un ser dulce  llamado  Pollomari, esta poblando la blogosfera y ha aparecido por aquí.Nuestra amiga Nanny ha sido la creadora,como siempre con un supertutorial para no perdernos y esta es mí versión.Pasad por su blog para ver como va el corral.

Aquí con  su herramienta favorita:

Y como he cumplido el objetivo,Nanny me ha diplomado:

Mira, te gusta? te quieres hacer  uno?

Ya me he apuntado,me encantan los bolsos y este tiene una pinta estupenda.Si quieres hacerte uno con amigas de la blogosfera, pásate por el blog de Bessones, y te anotas.

Aquí os preguntaba cuantas reglas tenéis  y te mostraba las mías.

Espero que pases un gran fin de semana.Hasta pronto y sed felices!!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Still Strung Out

Sorry about the blurry photo, I don't know what's up with that.  So this is what I have so far. Notice the second tan colored star. I planned that.......LOL.  The top measures 32 by 45 inches at this time. Next, I'll add a stopping border. I have a great barbed wire fabric, followed by...... I can't believe I'm about to say this...... piano keys...... SIGH!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Strung Out - The Cowboy Way

Just when I thought I'd never get to sew again (family health issues), I found myself out in the old sewing studio with an idea in my head and western fabric spread everywhere. In other words, this quilt is going to have strips of my cowboy/western fabrics in it.  This type of quilt is a great way to get rid of use some of those hard-to-know-what-to-do-with fabrics.
I found some scraps of muslin, an old cardboard folder and started the ball rolling.
First, I made a template from my cardboard. Really, I just cut out an elongated triangle. Then I cut another one about a fourth larger. 

Next, I traced the smaller triangle to one corner of each piece of muslin using a mechanical  which measures 8 1/2 inches square.  This will work with any size you choose. 

Now, with this stage, I had to do a small bit of trial and error. That's the reason I'm pointing to the "BACKSIDE" of the fabric. In order for your elongated triangle to fit properly on the muslin (OMG, did I almost ruin a FQ on this one...LOL) one must..... must cut from the wrong side of the fabric. So there is no mistake of the wrong angle. 
So, if you are going to try this, please take the time to cut all the triangles from the wrong side.

This is how it will look when you're done.
Oooops! I didn't have a photo of the rectangle that I cut before I cut it in half on the diagonal. Sorry, but just imagine those two triangles back together.

Now comes a bit of instant gratification.  
Put a dab of fabric glue on muslin then place fabric triangle right side up over the pencil mark and press to hold in place.

This is a view of 4 blocks, not sewing together by any means, to demonstrate what the quilt is going to look like towards the center of the joined blocks.
My next step will be to give these blocks a little pop by adding the first strip which will be a black 1 1/2 inch strip doing to sew, flip and press method we quilters know so well.
I'm also planning to do a secondary design but that a surprise for later.  In other words, I haven't figured that out yet... LOL
I am so excited to be sewing again.

Monday, July 16, 2012

It's a colour wash!

I've been playing with these colourwash string sets made for me last summer by members of the 15 minute play bee. Originally, I was going to set them with lime green sashing between the strips, which are of varying length, but are all 6 inches wide. They move from orange/pink to blue. If I don't use sashing strips, the quilt will be smaller, but I have lots of lime green for borders. I'd welcome suggestions or ideas on how to put these together.