Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Garden Steps Blocks

The HST (Half Square Triangle) Garden Step blocks were quick and easy.  The pattern called for one block; I made two and will probably need three more, since this quilt needs to be four times larger than the pattern in my book, and I will be making matching pillows besides.  It was a simple matter to make two, in any case, since the pattern calls for me to cut squares rather than triangles for this block.
I took photos of the triangles and switched them to gray scale before sewing them together, so that I could get the color values in the order I wanted them -- light to dark, running cattycorner from bottom right to top left in one block, and top left to bottom right in the other.  My book showed a mixed scrappy look;
I prefer a rhyme and a reason.
(And yes, I realize that the pink triangle in the top right corner is a little lighter color value than some of those triangles closer to the bottom right corner; but it had to be there, because it was pink, and that's where another pink triangle had to go.)


Magnolia Branch Block I

Here is block #5 -- the Magnolia Branch.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Hydrangea Blocks I & II

Two more blocks made today.  These certainly don't go quickly, by any means!

There are 31 appliqué pieces in each.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Dahlia Block I

The first block for The Graceful Garden is done.  Well, almost; I still need to do some hand embroidery on it.  There are 78 little pieces appliquéd on the background fabric.  I used my Artista 180 to do it.