Sunday, December 30, 2012

Lotus quilt

I finished the Lotus Quilt top, loaded it on my quilting frame and got it about half quilted yesterday. Hope to finish it tomorrow. When making this quilt, you piece together large triangles, so when it is all put together, you have to trim the sides if you want them straight. So you end up with some half triangles. 
 Well, if you know me at all, you know I love to play with the leftovers! So I sewed them together. I like to make pillows out of leftovers, so that the person who ends up with the quilt has a pillowcase that matches. So that is probably what this will be.
As you cut the jewel shapes using the HexNMore Ruler, you end up with a bunch of triangles left over that seem to be about the same size...sooooo...
 I started sewing them together the other day, using them as leaders and enders when I was making the pillows, so I hope to make something out of them too. Maybe a border on the pillowcase? There are lots of them, so I might be able to make a pillow out of them too.
 Heading to my hometown today to sew with my sisters and Mom...should be lots of fun. I will take pictures!


Needled Mom said...

That looks gorgeous. I love how you are using the leftovers.

Karen said...

Love the colors! Are you doing this one just for fun or are you doing a class?

Chris H said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR, I hope you have a wonderful 2013.