Thursday, April 28, 2011
I have been working on some swaps and this is the wall hanging was done last month. I like the pattern and this was done as fusible applique. The big flowers worked up nicely and I love the colors of the red and blues in it.
I am also in a swap where I only swap blocks. In this case blocks that measure 12.5" . I will hopefully have enough blocks some day to put them all together in one quilt or a couple of wall hangings. The blocks come from a quilter named Rhonda who has broken down some methods and modified them for her own use...she calls it the cut down method I believe. For instance. Instead of sewing a half square triangle that is 2.5" and having to do with little bits of fabric, she says to sew your two colors together and THEN take a 2.5" template and cut out your square from it. That is pretty easy to do and if I remember not to rush myself, you can use that method to make flying geese (think triangles for you non quilters) in the same way. Here is a picture of the original pattern. The block that I made to swap was done in greens, purple and white. I will post a picture of that later but it isn't on this computer. I will have to go to the other computer to download it. This will give you an idea on how it roughly looks.