Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Eureka Quilt, pt. 11 -- Putting the Rows Together

Putting the rows together.  Here are the top 5 rows.

... and here is the entire top half.  The rows for the bottom half are done, too, but there isn't enough room on my sewing room floor to spread them out.  Now to connect the rows!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Eureka Quilt, pt. 10

The last set -- Set I -- is all done!  This set is comprised of 16 blocks.  Next step is to put all the blocks together.  It'll be like a giant jigsaw puzzle.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Eureka Quilt, pt. 9

I have just finished Set H.  There were 4 blocks in this set.

I didn’t have the paper grid they tell you to use for the HSTs (Half Square Triangles), so I called our two local quilt shops  to find out about that ‘grid’.  Neither had it, though both had ‘spangles’. 

One very nice lady told me that she could order it for me ‘sometime’, and to feel free to bring that pattern in ‘someday’; she’d take a look at it and perhaps she could tell me what it meant (since one paragraph seemed a bit incomprehensible, on this order: 

“Layer the winchet phloxum on the blonketchy wigmathoink, then plockeau the ronglethug atop the jigadoink.  Now blohrette through all thicknesses and winkblong the goinkblurgy.  Connect seven troogles together at the straitamexus, and make sure it squnches 9 and 27/100 inches.  Now you are ready to gingmoy the royger.  (Isn’t this fun, boys and girls?!”).

Um, well, thanks; but when I’m ready to sew something, I want to do it yesterday, thanks again!

So I pulled up my handy-dandy calculator, figured what size of strips to cut, and then I put strips together at 90° angles to sew the diagonals.  Soon I had a just-right set of sewn-together HSTs. 

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Eureka Quilt, pt. 7

After a bit of a delay to sew a dozen large pew bows, I am back to working on the Eureka quilt.  I just finished Set F, which is comprised of 16 blocks.