I enjoyed the piecing so much from my first surrounded quilt. Thus, I decided to work with some leftover fabric and start another surrounded quilt. Here is a glimpse of the fabric and the color combinations for round two. It will be another bright quilt.
I completed all of the cutting and strip piecing in one night. Compared to the cutting process for my original quilt, round two went many times faster with my 24×6 inch ruler and 36×24 inch mat. I used a 4×14 inch ruler and 12×18 inch mat for my original quilt. It is amazing the speed of progress when one has the right tools.
After three months of collecting fabrics, I am ready to make a Dragonfly Diamonds quilt. I am using the Must Love Diamonds pattern from Allison Quilt Designs. The pattern has two different diamonds. The fabric for the centers will be the flowers and dragonflies.
Four months later and I finally finished the Surrounded Pattern by Four Paws Quilting. Here is the finished project that is completed just in time for my cousin’s baby shower this weekend.
It is a Four Square Square. The title is almost as funny as the “half square triangle.” Anyways, here is the center of the Crazy Mom Quilts Quilt-a-Long.
It is week 3 and I am actually still on schedule. Here are my 2.5 strips:
Check out the Flickr Group for this Quilt-a-Long. There are 2,057 pictures posted!
The pinwheel party quilt top is finished. Since I don’t have enough fabric for a complete back, I am going to have fun being creative to combine various left-over fabrics from the quilt.
Luckily I used the chain piecing technique to create my 96 half square triangles for my 24 mini-pinwheels that are 2.5 square inches. I am all ready for sashing tomorrow to finish the top of my pinwheel quilt.
To keep up with my goal of finishing projects, I am also trying to utilize my stash of pastels for the quilt along that is hosted by AmandaJean from Crazy Mom Quilts. For the June Friday Night Sew In, here are all of my scraps cut down to 2.5 inch strips and ready for piecing.
Although I am still in the middle of several projects (Star Runner, Sampler for Class, Just for the Hex of It Quilt, Confetti Quilt, Pinwheel Party, Van Gogh Quilt, and my Jelly Roll quilt) with several near completion, I have finished several projects in the past couple of weeks and am ready to start my next quilt-along. My goal this time is to stay on schedule with the weekly update. This quilt along is hosted by AmandaJean from Crazy Mom Quilts. Here are the details about the project. This is her fifth quilt along! Since I am using scraps, cutting up my 460 2.5 inch squares will be my Friday Night Sew In Project for this month. What projects are you up to for this Sew-In? Don’t forget to sign up!
I am finishing up projects, while starting more than I am finishing. Sound familiar?
Here is a finished runner. It was my first free motion quilting project. Tomorrow I will share my new project…
Another runner top complete! The charm packs really make these runners quilt and easy!