Friday, October 23, 2015

Working on a Couple More

You may remember I had started working on these kite blocks a while back. Blogs tempt me and inspire me all the time. I first saw the kite blocks on Wanda's blog, and I decided I would get the Go! die and make a quilt from them. The blocks above I made from batiks and Kaffee Fassett and Phillip Jacobs prints. What can I say? I just lost interest.

Then this week I saw this post on KatyQuilts and I got interested again! I know that a lot of people have gotten bored with blogging and quit, but I learned to quilt by reading blogs. And I am so thankful for those of you who still take the time to share your experiences. 

I quilted this one - the nine patch/rail fence - and it did not make me happy! It is set on point and the corner setting triangles, no matter how carefully I sewed, 
s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d. I did the best I could, but I'm not altogether happy with it. Hopefully it will look all right once I get it trimmed and get the binding on it.

Just for grins, and to prove that we are everywhere - the latest issue of the AAA magazine features quilting in Texas. Of course I'm pretty sure the fact that the QUILT FESTIVAL!!!! (Can you tell I'm excited about that?) is next week, also plays into that being chosen for the cover.

Also just for grins, there is a small bunch of bananas from our yard ripening on the patio!

I hope you've had a great week with plenty of things that have had you grinning even before you got here!

Hugs and kisses,


Karen S said...

Great to see you getting back to the kite blocks. You always seem to find a way to use what you have made.
Sorry to read about the other one stretching After all that work i hope it settles down for you.
It is fun seeing the magazine and I do like the idea of picking my own bananas.

Sheila said...

Sorry to hear about the beautifully quilted 9 patch/rails quilt stretching. Hopefully after a go in the washer and dryer this one will behave. Looks like a great patriotic quilt.
Wow! Bananas from your back yard!

Susie Swanson said...

Those nine patch/rail fence looks great together .. I wouldn't worry about the stretching none cause it looks beautiful. I've done plenty of nine patches and rail fences but not together like this. I'd love to give one a try when I get to feeling better. I surely hope ya'll are doing ok and not getting the hard rain from that storm. I've had you on my mind and sending up lots of prayers. Blessings and Love, xo

Thimbleanna said...

I LOVE that nine-patch quilt! Do you think making the binding a little tighter might reign in the stretchy parts a little? And how did you fare during the hurricane??? ;-D

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I just love your nine patch/rail fence quilt ... hopefully you can tame the setting triangles. I hate when pieces don't cooperate no matter how hard we try. I suspect that no one else will notice. Regardless, it's a fabulous looking quilt!

Millie said...

I love your nine patch quilt Elaine. Wow, you got bananas, you're very lucky... enjoy them.

Millie said...

I love your nine patch quilt Elaine. Wow, you got bananas, you're very lucky... enjoy them.

Annie said...

Fancy having your own bananas!! Love the 9 patch - it will straighten out once you get the binding on and snuggle into it.

katyquilts said...

I love your kite blocks! So bright and fun!