Thursday, July 8, 2010

The 3 hour block and Halloween treats

Well, I had not been in my sewing room for over a month and was really wanting to get back to it - so at 3:30 pm Sunday afternoon I decided I would work on my pink and brown quilt top.  This one is for me, but it is slow going.  I have to think hard (ouch) about it, one block at a time - because I have my own idea for how it is being put together. And I don't have a design wall, so I have to lay it out on my cutting table, then write down how the next block should be done.  So I pieced the next block in row one and when it was complete the measurements were all off (too small), so I did something I NEVER do.  I took it apart and sewed it together again, but then it was too big, so I hacked off more than I should have only to realize the colors were in the wrong place! So I took it apart AGAIN and sewed it back together again. 
okay, success finally, but I was so tired of it by then, I worked up the next block and quit for the day.

You see my little tape labels for the first row? Those are supposed to keep me from getting too confused :) The pic above shows the pattern beautifully, it is a scrappy quilt and I have collected the fat quarters over the past 3 years.  It started out just brown and pinks, but I have added green.  I  am going to have to figure out a way to put up a design wall if I want to keep it going. 
I also pulled together my little stash of Halloween fabrics and cheater panel. I want to put together a Halloween quilt, just something lap size, which shouldn't be too hard with the cheater panel.  I think the grandkids will love it.
The striped piece has glitter running through it and the bright orange is supposed to glow in the dark.
I have no idea what pattern I might use.  Something very simple.  I don't really want to cut apart the cheater panel, so it will be the center and I will work blocks around it to fit.   Famous last words How hard could that be? HA.


  1. HaHaHa! Famous last words indeed! Love your brown and pink blocks, and the Halloween fabrics as well. They both will be great when they're finished.

  2. I love your brown and pink so far, too It looks very complecated - I can see you've put lots of thought into what goes where. It will be stunning when it's done. The halloween fabrics look like fun. Hope it's as easy as you think. : )

  3. Love the block and the colors. Log cabin quilts are tedius which is why I haven't started the kit I do have. Hang in there.

    Oh. I use my hallway as a design wall. I just use masking tape to keep the blocks on for easy design placement and removal.