Sunday, September 15, 2013

On the diagonal

What a difference a cool front makes!  The weather was just perfect yesterday, so Sir Old Man and I tackled the large front bed that looked like a jungle.  Both of us are glad it is now weed free and things are chopped back....at least for a while.



  The postman made a delivery yesterday too.   Three doll quilts from SandyO of the HGTV Message Board.  Sandy is a Mrs. Claus from Michigan  :)   Thank you, Sandy.











  I love the soft colors and simple arrangement of these little blocks.  She used 2 1/2" charm squares to make all three of these.   Look close and you can probably see how she created the diagonal design.

Hint:  Each little charm square is bordered on 2 adjoining sides with a  solid color fabric.  That unit is turned and rotated to create the diagonal layout design.  This is a good /quick /easy pattern to take note of for the future, and would be a great design done with 5" or 6" charms.

 Thanks so much for being a Mrs. Claus.








 My diagonal Faux Braid is now a flimsy.......ready for the borders.   I have been rambling on about this for a while, so I thought I would share a glimpse of what I got accomplished finally.
    Just sewing in short periods of time, it went together really quick.  If I had been running on full power, poof.....it would be completed in a couple of days.






 
 I picked out a periwinkle  color fabric for the inner border and a light tonal print for the outer border.  So sewing  this is my task for this week.  I am having a hard time sitting to sew due to back spasms, so I won't stress myself with a big to-do list.   I think it may be a good time to do some baking instead.

Happy stitching.
    

6 comments:

  1. Weeding your garden will put out your back... Sorry to hear you are troubled. Love your quilt! It's kind of Watercolor meets Log Cabin. Looking forward to seeing the results.
    Dolly's are cute, too. It's kind of a modified Puss in the Corner. Love "em.
    Hugs

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  2. Love your braid quilt. Take care of that back.

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  3. The Faux Braid Quilt is very pretty. I hope your back heals soon from all that weeding. I'm thinking of eliminating a couple of above ground flower beds in the fall as that weeding is getting to be too much for me each year. The doll quilts are lovely. SandyO did a fantastic job on hers for the children.

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  4. I like the design of those little doll quilts. Very sweet.
    I think periwinkle is a great color to accent your faux braid. It is looking so pretty.
    I'm in the mood for baking, too--with lots of pumpkin and spices! : )

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  5. Lovely doll quilts -- thanks for the tips on how to put the blocks together. I'm sorry to hear that your back is giving you trouble. Do you think the gardening had something to do with it?

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  6. The faux braid is beautiful, I knew it would be. I always worry about you when you say you're baking, but with weather and your back I get it.

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