Saturday, February 18, 2012

Finished Cutting Jewel Box Quilt

All 1,728 pieces for the Jewel Box quilt are cut, not counting the borders.  I laid out a couple of blocks, just to see what it would look like (though, in reality, every block in each row will be different).

Friday, February 17, 2012

Starting Jewel Box Quilt

I have begun cutting a quilt using the Jewel Box pattern.  This quilt will be of plaid and solid woolens, corduroys, and velveteens -- and I'm sure some of this rather old fabric has polyester in it.  I washed and dried it all before cutting, so as to minimize the risk of some pieces shrinking at different rates than other pieces.  I just finished cutting 300 colored HSTs.  Looks like quite the motley assortment, doesn't  it?  Let's hope the pieces won't continue to shrink in varying degrees, creating a monstrosity of lumps and ripples.  

I drew the pattern in EQ7:

I am now cutting up an old half-finished (I didn't do it!) coat out of a lovely cream wool.  It even had perfectly done bound buttonholes!  

Look what I found when I turned around to put some fabric into a bin:

Thursday, February 2, 2012

ABC Quilt

This quilt was made from American Jane Patterns 'ABC's Quilt', designed by Sandy Klop, using Punctuation fabric by American Jane for Moda.

I used an ABC 123 pantograph: