Thursday, April 04, 2013

Making Pin Wheels


Well, Snow Watch 2013 continues.  Ripley is officially ten months old.  He loves it outside.  He's in kind of the destructive puppy stage-- I think he ways  around 65 lbs.  The stakes don't seem so high with this pup, so I take the destruction in stride. I tell myself Ripley thinks I need a new one--- what ever is destroyed.  He does have a great temperament and once the 'puppy' gets out of him-- he's going to be awesome.

We took photos yesterday evening.  It all started last week.  I had my bundle of Field notes pressed and ready to cut into a project.  I made myself go down and clean the sewing room up before starting the new project.

I picked up a jelly roll that my MIL gave me that I had marked up for piecing one might while watching TV.  I decided to sew it up instead of putting it away.


I took a Thangles template and made a cardboard pattern.  I made 2.5 inch Thangles that will turn into 2 inch size half square triangle units.

I'm no good at removing paper between seams and so this worked real nicely.  So I took the other jelly roll I got for Christmas and cut it up as well.
Two different fabric lines by two different designers, but I think they are going to blend together well.


There's even purple in the mix.

Every night I press a few pieces down.

What am I making?  I told Don I'm not really sure-- but it's going to have pinwheels and I want it to be that piece that the kids fight over after I'm long gone....I have narrowed it down a little
It will probably come from one of these.  Anyway I think I have time on my side-- I don't plan on going anywhere any time soon....

Happy Thursday.



11 comments:

Karen said...

You are up bright and early this morning. I don't have any quilt pieces hanging from our trees. A unique way to display them for a picture.

Ruth said...

I love the quilt on the cover of Edyta Sitar's book! I just watched her episode on The Quilt Show yesterday and she was talking about that book. Good luck with the HSTs!

Quilting Babcia said...

I just got a copy of the Friendship Triangles book a couple days ago, and I'm ready to start making HSTs too!
Have fun choosing your design.

Sue said...

Oh I have that book too, Melanie and I think it to be a good one. I can't wait to see your fabrics all put together for it.

Little Lady Patchwork said...

Great way to take advantage of the snow watch! Hopefully Spring will show up soon for all of us!
Stefanie

Muddling Through said...

What great pictures! You could almost make me wish we had snow here. ;) You've done a lot of sewing, cutting, pressing; that is going to turn into something beautiful. Can't wait to see! Ripley looks like a sweetheart.

McIrish Annie said...

sure would love a quilt tree in my backyard. It's sort of like the money tree my mom always talked about NOT having when we were kids. LOL. an HST tree that's what i need

Carol said...

Oh Mel you're sewing up a storm...FUN! Love your way of getting around tearing off those papers...I don't like oding that either. Ripley is getting so big and gosh he's sooooooooooooo cute!

Kindred Quilts said...

Such a picturesque setting for your photos... those chain stitched blocks could almost pass for leaves! Looking forward to seeing this future project.

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

I love the quilt with the gazillion triangles! What an awesome piece that would be to own.

I don't envy you having to press and trim all those squares, but what a masterpiece you will own when it's finished.

Carole said...

You've been a busy gal! Love HST! Not into the paper thing myself. Makes a mess when you remove it! I sure like my strip method! Went to a guild meeting last night and was introduced to Jenny Doan, have you heard of her? She's the queen of pre-cuts. Had tons of free videos and patters out there on how to work with them. It was a fun lecture! Cheers.