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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Allietare; a new project

Three things to be happy about:
(1) getting over hump day
(2) red delicious apples
(3) books on tape

I just finished listening to this Audible book by Lisa Gardner, and I realized their cover closely resembles the Allietare colors!  Red, gold, black, white - an attractive combination.

Although the story itself was sorta wierd...

Progress on the Allietare mystery - I finished all the blocks, now I need to make the setting triangles.  But not before I get over my fear(?) hesitation(?) lack of confidence(?) of doing on-point settings, which I've never done before...

So today I'll push back the furniture on my design floor and lay everything out.

If you know me well enough, you know that by now I'm at the point in this quilt where my eye has been wandering towards something else.  Don't get me wrong, I like the quilt but my fingers are itching to do something else for awhile, know what I mean?

Every time I looked at my design wall I would see this block sitting there; I blogged here about the package of pinwheel blocks I found, made from half square triangles and 2-1/2" squares.

I want to make enough for a full size quilt and the block is pretty as is, but I want to jazz it up a bit!

I said "what if I used neutrals for the background instead of muslin?"

I made a test block and looked at it from a distance; not enough to get a feel for my idea...

Here are two - the one on the left is unpieced.

I think I like what I'm seeing; I'll make a couple more, and if I really like it I'll do a tutorial.

My tute will show a faster and easier way to cut and lay out the pieces, rather than cutting a lot of 2-1/2" squares.

That's it for now, smile at someone today, sew forth and sew on...


  1. It is SO much more interesting with the neutral prints as the background!!!

  2. I am a fan of the scrappy look and really like those much better.

  3. I too, like the neutral prints. Just jazzes it all up. And a tutorial??? Well, I'm all over that. Write it up, lady!!


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