Monday, July 24, 2017

Ravens Wing Quilt

Odd name, I know. The pattern is called "On Eagles Wings" by Laundry Basket Quilts. I have used these papers for makes my 4th quilt. And since I'm making all the triangles & center pieces black, I have named it Ravens Wing.

I can't remember if I posted anything about when I started these blocks & I'm too lazy to look & see.

I had a bunch, I mean a BUNCH of fat quarters in my "lights/neutral" bin. They were too dark to use as LIGHTS next to anything medium & some of them are just plain dark neutrals. Like tans & dark cream colors. I had contemplated giving them away, but frankly I had SO MANY of them, I cringed at how much $$$ I had wrapped up in them. So I figured I would cut them up & use them all in one quilt.

And Ravens Wing was born.

I am setting them ON-POINT - with no borders. 

First photo is of the block

Size comparison
 Oops! Sewed the side setting triangle on wrong.

 2 rows.

 3 rows. I'm really liking where this is going! I want it 10 blocks across, so I still need 7 more rows....

This is the side setting triangle. This pattern does not give directions for on-point settings or anything to do for being on point, so I had to figure it out myself. You can't just make a block & cut it in half. It does not work that way. It took me 3 tries to get the block the way I wanted it. Simply could not wrap my head around the parts I wasn't completing. 

I really suck at math. Big time. So with out borders I figure I need an additional 192, counted again & needed 224. That's a 32 block spread. Told 'ya, I suck at math. At any rate, I'm not getting all bothered about how many more that I need to make, because right now I only have THREE more done!!! Ha Ha Ha!!!

As I complete rows, I'll post pictures. I'll have to save my pennies, All this work, I'll want it custome quilted!

See 'Ya!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Old School Quilt Planning

Since I am incredibly rotten at math, I graphed the layout.

I added pictures from my phone, I have no clue how to add them from "this device", I guess I'll have to ask one of my children!

I started some appliqued leaf blocks 2 years ago. But I have only been working on them in the winter. I worked on them while sitting in the basement watching TV. Prince Charming smokes. Either in the basement or outside. So when we are watching TV together or we are having coffee in the (winter) mornings, I worked on my appliqué leaf blocks.

My goal is 80 . I have completed 66 . I have no idea how to set them. So I thought I might try on point with sashing  & cornerstones. Not even sure that the sashing will be green......decisions, decisions! 

Since I am incredibly rotten at math, I graphed the layout.