Friday, February 22, 2013

Y not?

I don't know if the rest of you are like me, but if I am about to go on a trip and needing to pack or clean, the logical step for me is to start a brand new quilt. I was looking at my little paper pieced diamonds and thought "I wonder what this would look like if I used my accuquilt diamond die." That thought was followed by "oh, but then I'd have to learn Y seams." Since I'm in a time crunch, the only correct answer was "Y not?" 

 I made a test block (and discarded it...I use junk fabric to test).  I liked it.  I decided to use some of my 1/8 yard cuts plus American Jane bits that were almost used up...just scraps  Everything is starting to look very weird and random like quilts you see in an antique mall.  It looks like a quilt my mom might have made- just random fabrics from other projects that don't really all go together but are cool in their own right.  She might have used leftovers from clothing projects or something someone gave her.  I don't remember her ever going to a fabric store and matching up stuff for a quilt.  When she bought fabric, it was for another purpose....quilts were probably an afterthought.

I am not sure how this will look when it is all together.  I normally pick out my fabrics first instead of just grabbing the right sized scraps.  We will see!  I am thinking of black setting triangles but I might just Y seam them up together!  Lemme know if you have seen an amazing setting for hexagons!

 My youngest son loves trains and I let him play vulture with this train quilt I was making (and hating).  It had been in my "never gonna happen" pile.  He was sooooo proud of himself for all his arranging.  He even cut out extra cars for the trains.  The white squares on pale blue are ducks in a duck pond.  He is so like me...he kept coming back and surveying his work later...letting out a satisfied sigh and talking happily about how much more work he had to go.  So sweet.  I had him glue stick the pieces to the back.  Today I FMQ some of the pieces to the background (very sloppily, I might add).  My needle broke which I always take as a sign to stop the machine and go do something else.  I am really proud of him, though.  We will finish up when I get back.


  1. Awesome. So fun to share your hobby with a son.

  2. Wow! I LOVE those colors!! Awesome way to use up scraps, just like our mothers and beautiful!


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