Tuesday, December 27, 2011

OBMQ Progress

Yesterday I joined the BDSI.  Although I didn't sew the entire day, I did manage to get quite a bit accomplished, about which I'm very pleased.  So before I go back into the sewing studio for a post-BDSI session, let me bring you up to date:

1.  First, I finished these -- 350 triangles composed of HSTs and triangular 'wings', testing both my patience and my sewing precision.

2. Next I cut out these -- 2 1/2" squares for the centre-pieces of the 9-patch that is Part 6:  112 each in black and white/neutral; 56 in red.

3. Finally, I began to assemble these -- the sets of nine-patch blocks incorporating the fabric squares I'd just cut, and the QSTs from 'way back in Part 1  There will be, in the end, 28 of each type.  Here, you see my wee stacks of 4 each, which I finished last night before bed:.  

Between you, me and the fence post, these are the best star-involved nine-patch blocks I've ever done.  Look at those points!

Note to my art quilting friends: I've long maintained I became an art quilter because I was a sloppy traditional quilter (!), but now that I'm becoming more skilled as a traditional quilter, I think I'm bound to improve as an art quilter too, eh?  Stands to reason!


Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

enjoyed your blog, I too am an art quilter/traditional quilter...and have trouble with the exactness of traditional quilts. Love the background for your dark star fantastic fabric. We are nearly neighbors, I am in Dawson Creek BC

Béa said...

Beautiful blocks Margaret.
Happy New Year and hugs from France !

carolyn berroeta said...

I just love your "dotty" blacks !

Linda said...

Your star blocks are very nice..very pretty.