|Bonnie Hunters Smokey Mountain Stars from Quiltville Blog|
We have been sewing ourselves silly this weekend. Yesterday afternoon I helped Jana cut out the 4 and 1/2 " squares she needs for this quilt. I have a container full of 2 1/2 " squares. So she is set to sew. She used the grab and sew method. She selected her 4 1/2 inch squares fabric, but for the corners she just reached into the contained and used whatever she picked up.
|Not sure if she is saving those corners or tossing them.|
|These took a long time to sew together, but it was fun!|
|Jana's "rainbow" star blocks (center of the star)|
Jana will work on her neutral blocks on her next visit. In the mean time we want to share the completed top she helped make for her mom.
|Ready for the long arm quilter. The backing is a surprise.|
While Jana sewed, I offered support and worked on my own project. I am making a retirement quilt for a co-worker who loves to travel and camp. I found this fun panel and decided to use various 2 1/2 inch squares to make borders of 9 patch blocks.
|This is an audition for the outer border. Not so crazy for the green.|
I'm still playing with an idea for the corners. I may add green leaves to each corner to carry the theme through out the quilt. Finally I am considering a thin dark brown tonal border to set the center of the quilt. I am thinking about finishing the quilt with a four inch outside border.
|Possible border fabric. Seeing them here I don't think they go together.|
We won't get together for another few weeks, but we are both looking forward to another productive (and fun) weekend. Thanks for checking in. Hope you have a chance to quilt together with someone this week.