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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

New Year

Happy New Year!

I just managed to upload two photos of my wholecloth quilt (see the last posting on this page). My New Year's resolution: finishing more UFO's ;-) but I am starting new ones all the time. Sounds familiar, huh? But I finished one small UFO, the pendant mini quilt to a challenge quilt. I simply cut the leftovers in half to design a new quilt. The original challenge quilt was to cut 4 strips of 4" out of 5 fabrics, cut one strip in 4" squares, one strip in half square triangles, one strip in quarter square triangles, and design a quilt with those patches. We did that in a group of 20 and all 20 quilts turned out differently. So all in all, I used the same patches for these two quilts, the larger one a wallhanging about 30 x 30", the other a miniature about 16 x 16".

Sue in snow-white Germany


  • At January 6, 2009 at 9:10 AM , Blogger WhiteStone said...

    Sue, your two small quilts are lovely!

  • At January 6, 2009 at 11:24 PM , Blogger lonna in wi said...

    These quilts are a good example how changing the colors in the block pieces can change the look. Nice quilts. LONNA in Wisconsin

  • At January 7, 2009 at 12:55 PM , Blogger dutchrose said...

    i have a question about your challenge. if you begin w/a 4" strip, when you make 1/2 square triangles and quarter square triangles out of that strip, they will finish up considerably smaller. then they won't meet up with your 4" squares or each other. can you explain how it all worked out?
    love the finished products!

  • At January 18, 2009 at 2:55 PM , Blogger littlefrog said...

    Hi dutchrose,

    we used the "Easy Angle" ruler to cut the triangles, where the one triangle tip is already off - so it still works out. It was great fun to make. BTW, that "half yard challenge" was in an older issue of the Love of Quilting magazine, probably early 2005 or so.

    Sue in Germany


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