"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)

Friday, May 15, 2015

Mystery Quilt - Another Corner finally done

School has been crazy busy with it being the last few days before final exams and the end of the semester.  As a result I haven't gotten the final two corners made as fast as I had hoped.

The third corner was paper-pieced using a quick 2-inch by 4-inch flying geese pattern.   I used up almost all of the remaining dark green fabric that I had used in the quilt top.   And was really happy to get the directional print going in the same direction on both sides of the corner!

The pattern for the flying geese strips that I used can be found here - pattern.  And the pp'd pattern for the corner unit can be found here - corner unit.

Directions -

For each flying geese unit that you make with the pp'd pattern you will need a3" by 5" rectangle of the goose fabric, and 1 3" square cut in half diagonally one time.

To make the corner unit, cut a 5 inch square and then 2 3-incg squares of your background fabric, cut in half diagonally once.

Sew as many of each as you need, and trim to size.  Attach to quilt as desired.

Have fun!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

New tops as Medical Leave Ends

Managed to get two quilt tops finished up for Sunshine Quilts as my medical leave was finishing up.

The first one started with a remnant of a school print fabric.   Made it into 4 patches.  4 patches then were set with alternating squares of tone-on-tone fabrics.  The blues are closer in shade than the pictures.

The second quilt started with 5 blocks that Beth H. made for me from a FQ challenge I had made on Sunshine.   The setting was one I had seen used somewhere but for the life of me can't remember where.

In the original quilt the "background stripes" were equally sized, but I didn't have enough of the purple fabric,  So I divided what I had in half and put it all together.   I like how it turned out and will use the setting again.   Might even try it with more than two colors to see how that turns out.

Have a new top for Sunshine in process, but it will take several days to complete because I have so much to get done for school and not enough time in the day to get it all done.  =P

1.  Three weeks of classes left before final exams.......Summer vacation is coming!

2.  No matter what kind of a zoo school is like, I will retain my sanity......