Monday, June 03, 2013

Design Wall (and floor) Monday

 I've been working on a specific project - and playing a bit.  Two weeks ago, I taught a class at Chestnut Bay Quilting using the Jaybird Quilts Lotus pattern and Hex-N-More ruler.  This was my FOURTH Lotus quilt - and the first time making the twin sized version.  I think I am going to need a bigger floor - it got a little bit tight laying this one out.  This pattern goes together so quickly, though - I started cutting this on May 17 - and as of last night I have 4 of the 6 rows assemble and attached together.  This quilt will be a Christmas gift, so I have a bit of time to figure out the backing and the quilting, though I do have some good ideas.

Using the same ruler - I decided to try my hand at a one-block-wonder.  I had previously done a kaleidoscope technique, and from the reading I had done on OBW, I figured that it was not all that difficult.  With the Hex-N-More ruler, and some great floral I picked up at a bargain basement price, I set to work stacking and whacking.  I was cutting 3.5" triangles, and these little blocks were from the leftover tails of each strip - not wide enough for the 3.5" so I cut out a 2.5".  I think I will put this together into a tote bag panel - perhaps to put the final quilt in?

3 comments:

Jean(ie) said...

I need to use that ruler. I bought it because I thought it was cool. Yep, I'm that easy...

I love your quilt. And those OBW blocks are adorable. You're the second person in three days to mention those. Might have to look into them!

Suzan said...

Very pretty colors!

Darling Jill Quilts said...

Ugh!!! I didn't know that you started cutting for the OBW!! That fabric is working well!! Love the Lotus blocks!