I've made many paper pieced hourglass blocks and here is my Simon quilt so far:
Last post I showed this messy ten-month collection of bits and pieces. All to make a medallion around a lovely chintz panel. You can hardly see the chintz panel under the load !
That really was enough
procrastination research. If I used all the ideas I had "collected" the quilt would be he large enough to cover the house ...so time to commit to one or two borders.
I have never made paper pieced clamshells but love the look of them ...so that would be a start. I researched several ways to do them on the net and found Sue Daley's tutorial looked the most fool proof for me. Here are some pictures of my process:
|Appliqueing the clamshells into rows|
I am using fabrics with a blended/ ombre stripe because I love the soft colour flow in these fabrics :
That chintz panel will be on point so the clamshells will need to form four corner triangles:
Checking it is staying close to 90 degrees:
The clamshells corner isn't attached yet - it might look best (and fit best) with a narrow fabric dividing border along the panel edge - will see. Now to make three more clamshell corners.
Star Bouquet quilt :
Remember this one - my reproduction of a quilt made by Mary Leggett ?
The top is now finished. I won't/can't make it any larger because I have come to the end of the chocolate brown hexagon fabric. It measures about 1.7 m by 1.6 m so is a large lap quilt size (67 inches by 63 inches).
This will just be trimmed and bound. I auditioned a couple of borders on it but prefer the look of it just as it is. My sewing machine is back from service so this one is heading to the top of the queue for quilting.
Angela's Log Cabin:
My friend Angela is coming along very well with her log cabin - she is a star pupil. She's made two lovely log cabin blocks - despite my supervision! The unpicker had a bit of a work out last session and I felt very sheepish because I wasn't checking her progress thoroughly enough (too much chat) and a couple of errors happened - oops. All fixed up now though:
|Each block is 18 1/2 inches|
Some cheery flowers to finish - all picked from the garden.