Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Todays sewing

I didn't win anything on Kellie's giveaway but she has provided a free Easter pattern for us all. It's so cute! I had to play with it today and got it to the basted stage. I have to admit I'm nervous about the stitching part. This would make a good weekend job. I've had a few more comments on my header quilt so here it is again for those who asked about it. The original post can be found here.
At the risk of boring you with more pie and tart blocks, here's method #4 courtesy of a suggestion from Penny (no blog). A friend I was talking to about it told me she has made this block by this method too. I wanted to see if I could get it out of the strip provided in the BOM. Yes I could!
For the large pies I started with 4" squares and for the small, 3" squares.
The HST were then trimmed down to 3 1/2'' and 2 1/2" respectively and sewn into a pinwheel block.
you can see what I did with the circle at right. I think that this is a great method for some but it takes a little longer because of the trimming for me so I might stick to my method#2. The circles finish at 5 6/8" and 3 6/8" I know it's a funny measurement!

20 comments:

Di said...

Your quilt is absolutely gorgeous. You must have an amazing amount of patience to hand piece and hand quilt it. I am in awe!

Stina said...

Thanks for showing that gorgeous quilt... :o)
And how cute isnt that Bunny!!!! :o)
Happy Easter to you!!

Kathie said...

ah yes that is the way I was thinking of doing mine.
Ok now I have to go back and look at number 2!!!
cute bunny! and love those flowers!!!!
OH that header quilt is beautiful, such happy colors and well stars just make my day!
Thanks for all your tips!
Kathie

Crispy said...

Great tip Janet!! I would never have thought of that.

Crispy

Fiesta said...

Janet agai I love your pies and tarts. Did you ever share that pattern name with us?
I purchased Kelly's new pattern and I can't wait to get it!
I just love the bunny pattern that she gifted us with but I do not know if I will get that started today. So many other projects to work on and the days just fly by.

Jackie said...

I just printed Kellie's pattern last night, man are you quick! It looks great, and it is such a cute pattern. Thanks for the info on the quilt, I just love it!

CabbageQuilts said...

Your header quilt is truly beautiful, thanks so much for letting us see this. Very inspiring and I love the colours you have used.

amy said...

Your header quilt is one of my all-time favorites, I must say. Every time I see it, I am reminded that I MUST make this quilt. Your pie and tart posts are wonderful--I'd love to make that quilt in Kaffes.

Karen said...

I am intrigued by the quilt in your header. Spectacular!
That rabbit is a cutie!
Looks like you used some of the Coverlet fabric in the pinwheel. That was a good use for it.

QuiltedSimple said...

Great tip = THANKS! Love the rabbit and the fabrics you brought - can't wait to see them all finished up.
Kris

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Your header quilt is amazing. Thank you for taking the time to put up the photo and link for us newbies to learn about it's history.

Heidi said...

Okay, now I'm going to be a pest. I did figure out after making a comment yesterday that you had posted the header quilt before. Unfortunately, I can't find that issue of Australian Quilter's companion. I looked all over the web. If you have a copy of the pattern, would you be willing to share it?

Thanks.

Heidi from California

pamina said...

The quilt of your header and your header are stunning ! Since I have read your alternative method for pie and tarts, I wish to give a try : one more new project !

Carrie P. said...

Cute bunny and what a great way to do the the circles.

Quilt Hollow said...

I didn't win either....but did add the Honey Bunny Free Pattern to my blog to pass on the word. I thought it to be completely adorable! Coming to your blog and seeing it in progress was exciting and I can't wait to see your finish! Oh .... fabrics you purchased the other day....they are me...scream me....in fact, I probably own them!

Linda said...

Hi Janet, I found you through Darlene's blog. I too am a Kiwi who moved to Oz, but then after 30 years moved to the US. Kellie's pattern is terrific. I'm looking at mine and wondering if it printed out at the right size. Would you mind telling me how big Mr Bunny measures.

Lynn said...

I'm so happy Linda sent me over - love looking at your beautiful work. The hexagon quilt is magnificent and love all your applique.

Lissa Jane said...

*slapping forehead* why didn't I think of that? I have these papers to do this quilt the epp way and I am way too lazy! LOL
thanks for sharing!


Lissa

Sheri Howard said...

Hi my name is Sheri I came upon your blog by way of quiltslott...it is true, your header quilt is darling, of course it is hand pieced!!! I love it enough to want to do it. I'm glad I found your blog, a very happy place. :)

Sheri Howard said...

Janet, that is funny, I found your blog quiltsalott by way of all stitched up!