Friday, 12 November 2010

Couldn't resist!

Last week we had a Project Linus sewing afternoon, and Jackie, Eileen and I made a lot of blue half square triangles. This is an attempt to try to use some of the donated fabrics, and also, to make some boyish quilts. I have had a request for 5 quilts for disabled youngsters entering foster care, and they're all boys! I have lots of donated quilts, but none were really boyish, hence the half square triangles.


Here are some of the triangles made into pinwheels, and bordered with a nice construction vehicle fabric.Here is a close up of the border fabric. I think a boy would like it. My next job this afternoon is to layer it up, so what do you think I've been doing? Yes, not layering up, but trying a new block! This block is called 'arrowhead' and looks pretty complicated. Not the way Anita Grossman Solomon shows in the current edition of 'Quiltmaker'. You just have to cut two 8" squares, do a little straight sewing, some easy cutting, and hey presto! you have all the pieces you need for the block. Join them together and trim, and it's only taken a few minutes to make! Now, shall I make a few more arrowheads just to make sure I know how to do it, or layer up? Hmm......

7 comments:

loulee said...

I love the blue pinwheels. Yeah I know I'm a sucker for anything in blue!

orchidlover said...

Great boy quilt and I love the new block. That'll make an eye catching quilt

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Anonymous said...

well I did not think it was very good. I wouldn't want it on my bed. I like aeroplanes.
I do not see any charaters to copy either.
Ups! the charaters have just appeared.

Ms Made Simpler said...

I think your Pinwheel quilt is great and the child who receives it will surely enjoy the variety of prints. Good for you!
-Anita

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Great boy's quilt you've done a fabulous job.

I've just ordered Quiltmaker just for that pattern LOL I guess we are drawn to the same techniques! :o)

Barb said...

what a great boy quilt. I love pinwheels or broken dishes - they are such simple and happy quilts.

Susan said...

Great quilts........ I especially liked the blue and white HST's....

I simply must try that arrow head block tonight....... Looks great.