Thursday, November 13, 2008

No title today, because I can't always come up with a good one. So, I'll see if I like posting without titles.....

Hopscotch was so nice and cooperative and I was able to put the borders on last night and the remaining one this morning. Feels good to have this one as a flimsy. I really am happy with it.

I think the thing that I'm enjoying about these tops right now, is that I am using stash with just a piece bought here and there for sashing or borders. Makes me feel good to know that I'm using what I have.

And look what I started cutting out last night. Yeah, they are Indian Hatchet blocks!

You know, from the quilt I saw hanging at the quilt show? Here is the story, if you missed it. Amazingly enough, I made the blocks without purchasing any additional gadgets. I was able to assemble the blocks using just my rotary cutter, mat and a 6 1/2 in sq ruler. Imagine that!

And, look, here are the HSTs, just waiting to pressed and trimmed.

I can't believe that I was able to do it without purchasing a $9 pattern and $10 paper guides! Loving the fact that I saved $20 and I'm using strips from my 3 in strip bucket!

I need to spend some time today working on the Everlasting Wreath blocks too. I think I'm behind.....maybe I'll check into that today. I'd really like to get it pieced. I did tell Dear Sister that I would make the quilt, but she would have to pay someone to quilt it for her. I just couldn't commit to that, since I hand quilt. I read some blogs of some great long arm quilters, so we may be contacting one of about 6 months!! LOL You know me....or at least you're beginning to!

Lots to get done today and I still want to make some time to sew!

Happy Quilting!!!!!!!


Anonymous said...

I just love this posts of you. The Hopscotch quilt is coming along beautiful.

You are such a smart quilter. I love the Indian Hatchet block, but I am to stupid to follow how you only made it with one ruler.


Rhonda said...

Love the Hop Scotch quilt, it looks great. The Indian thingy brain doesn't work sometimes...anyway, I made as a challenge once at a retreat. Like you said, doesn't take much and you can use your stash. Love it when that happens. Take care.

Darlene said...

Love, love your Hopscotch Quilt - would you share details with me (us).

Oh my goodness you are making the Indian Hatchet without the fancy schmancy tools - I'm impressed. ROFLOL! And, I made a quilt with that block a few years ago - I'll have to dig it out and send a picture.

Lucy said...

Ohh my goodness. Your version of 'Pim's quilt'turned out so good! I LOVE it :-)

julieQ said...

What a wonderful tutorial, and I have to cut some blocks out and get cracking!!