"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jer 29:11 (NIV)

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

New project under way

I was sorting though a couple of totes this week, one with UFO blocks which I sorted through and pulled a bunch that no longer inspired me.   They will be sent to a friend who makes a lot of donation quilts.  In the second tote I found a bunch of precut squares of all types, those are still there with plans yet to be made for them.  

The last baggie tho that I found was filled with a bunch of 3.5" orphan HST blocks and more of the focus fabric that they had been made from.   The focus fabric is a red/white/blue print that I had leftover from a previous American Hero quilt.   After trolling through block patterns I had saved on my computer, I decided to use the Indiana Star block pattern as my block to use them up.  (The blocks in the pic to the right with the large red star.)  Finished blocks will be 18", so the quilt will be 54" by 72" before borders.   A good size for an American Hero quilt and only "12" blocks to make it.

After getting all made that I can from the fabric, I found that I'm 4 triangles short of being able to make 12 blocks for a quilt.....so at this point I've two options that I've come up with.

The first option is that I make 6 of the Indiana Star blocks and then the 6 alternate blocks as shown in the pic.   The second option is that I take and make all Indiana Star blocks, but change out the color of the small triangles in alternate blocks.

Am leaning towards the first option because I can see design possibilities for a pieced border with the extra blue triangles that I'd have after making the large blocks.  

Next step though is to find coordinating fabrics to make the large HST's and the alternate small HST's.

1. Am feeling good for the first time in over 6 months after my hospital stay over the weekend!  God is good!

2. DE training classes are half over.  =)


sophie said...

I am so happy to read that you are feeling well!!

Your mention of looking through quilt patterns you have saved reminded me of my realization yesterday that if the techs aren't able to save the data on my failing disk, I would probably miss some of those saved patterns the most. I guess that makes me a quilter.

carla said...

Oh Goodness!!!! I am glad you are feeling better!!!! Sorry you had to stay at the hospital to get better!!!! I am sure your blocks will turn into something wonderful!!!! Sending hugs and prayers!!!!

desertskyquilts said...

I agree with option one - make the alternating blocks. I like the way it looks!

Jan H said...

I, too, am glad you're feeling better Moira. You've been through so much!

I go with your first option and do alternating blocks.

You go girl!