Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Sewing with friends and the Fabulous Letter F!

Today I am sewing with friends all day, and teaching a class tonight. I want to get the backs put together for the asian Circle and Spin quilt, and the St Marks quilt while I am at the store with the big tables! So that is part of what I am taking to work on.

I decided against using this Lone Star layout to use up my leftover diamonds, but thought I would show you anyway. I tried some different layouts, but didn't really love any of them, so I decided just to sew them together in diagonal rows.

I figured out a layout using most of the diamond sets that I sewed yesterday. I finally had to print it out on EQ, much easier to see how many diamonds are in each diagonal row ( diagonal rows are harder to visualize for me). So I haven't actually laid them out yet, just made the rows that I need to do so. Could be interesting or a train wreck, I'll just have to see how it comes together. I have some spares, so if something just doesn't work, I can change it. Since I had so many differing amounts of the different fabrics, there didn't seem to be any rhyme or reason and while I wanted to use them up, since there are a lot of them, I didn't want to spend too much time doing it. I am taking this to work on today as well.
 Finally, the Fabulous, Friendly F!
  I cheated and made it yesterday, since I knew I was going to be gone all day today.

 I like how it turned out, though I really think I should be making several while I do this, maybe in other colors, so I would have some to use later on. Lots of little bits and pieces of fabrics, but definitely Fun!

Tomorrow, G. I think G will be harder to make, don't you?

5 comments:

Barb said...

Sounds and looks like you had a fun day...

Vivian said...

Here's hoping no train wreck with putting the diamonds together (even though it would be a pretty train wreck).
Good luck on the G. You're having fun!

Diana Symanowicz said...

Well - you got your backs done and the rest of the diamonds sewn together. You worked hard today!! It was a fun fun day.

sewmeow said...

Great fun! I love your letters.

GardenofDaisies (Gayle) said...

Jean that star is so gorgeous! But it would be (for me) a nightmare to sew together. But you are a much better quilter than I am.