Monday, July 11, 2011

Quilt quilted, diamonds, and a letter E or two...

 I finished the quilt I started quilting Saturday. It's a really pretty Stack n Whack which she made more interesting by using several different colors as the background.
Since I didn't cut the exact amount needed,  I had a lot of the diamonds I cut for the St. Marks quilt left over when I was finished. I have been trying to figure out what to do with them. I actually laid them out in a scrappy Lone Star design, but decided that I didn't want to do that.
 I decided I would sew them together to make a scrappy little quilt. Some colors I had a lot of leftovers, some only 1 or 2.
 So I just started sewing them together, pairing up a dark and light diamond into pairs. Then I put the pairs together into sets of 4, then put some of them together in sets of 8. Because these are diagonal rows, all of the rows won't have the same amount, so I saved back some pairs to fill in.
Now I need to press these, start laying them out and see what I can come up with.
 This is my first Letter E. I like it, but it is too small, so I made another one.
 This one is a better size. E is for Easy!  F will be too.  Ok, I confess, I made F while I was making E since I will be gone all day tomorrow sewing with friends and teaching a class. I will post the pic tomorrow.
A pair of Es? Enough with the Es? If you are still thinking of joining in, do...this quiltalong is Exciting, Enticing, Exhilarating and  Enormously Fun!

6 comments:

Diana Symanowicz said...

De's stack 'n whack is beautiful! I do love the different backgrounds. You're funny with the letters - working ahead that is. I can't wait until tomorrow! I haven't packed yet. I will start that right after my nap. ;-) I don't think I have class tomorrow - do I? I could be in trouble.....I still don't have fabric picked out. ROAD TRIP!

Barb said...

Your letters do look fun....love that one quilt...it is amazing!

Darling Millie said...

you're doing great! I am so glad you are having fun!

Susanne (flicKwerk) said...

The small one is really cute!

Karen said...

What a great idea to use different background fabrics, I really like the look! Have fun quilting/sewing on Tuesday.

Fiesta said...

Beautiful quilt Jean. You are really on a roll with those letters.