Friday, August 5, 2016

Pinwheels and Nine Patches

Sometimes my mistakes make me happy. Not often, but sometimes. When I was making quarter square triangle blocks a while back, I accidentally sewed a lot of the first two pieces together on the wrong sides. They would not make quarter square triangles. However, they did make some pretty good pinwheels.

I noticed that the 2 1/2 inch square nine patches were exactly the same size - another happy surprise. So I sewed them together. I have to say, I like it! Esmeralda has inspected it and she approved, too. Got to have chicken approval, you know

Kaffe Fassett fabrics for the inner and outer borders along with a gray print for the binding make it all play together nicely.
This little pale blue print (another one gifted to me by my sweet sister in law) seemed to be a good choice for the backing. 

Here it is all freshly washed and dried, crinkly and cuddly.

Mr. Muddling decided I needed a couple of orchid plants. Aren't they pretty! Plus a little peek at the back yard and the zinnias. Don't they just look like sunshine? The ones this year are the prettiest I've seen in a long time.

Last night I finished sewing together the last of the Scrappy Trips blocks on my treadle machine - such a sweet machine and still sews perfectly at about ninety years of age! After I get these blocks pressed, I'll put them on the design wall and see if I need to make more. Muddling, what can I say?

I've been working on the houses blocks, too. I cut them with the Go! Cutter and then realized I should have fused the fabric to some stabilizer first, so I cut stabilizer with the Go! too, and my friend Sandy ironed the cut outs to the stabilizer and then ironed those to the background blocks. I know. I have the best friends. Anyway, I am zig-zagging around them all with the the vintage White sewing machine I got recently.  Another workhorse, it uses a size 15 bobbin which goes a long time before running out.

It is still hot and dry here. Ah, Summer in Houston - it just goes on and on. However, I have plenty of sewing and other things to do inside, so I don't mind. I'm just thankful for air conditioning!

I hope you are having a good weekend already!

Hugs and kisses,

8 comments:

  1. Another Beautiful quilt! LOVE the treadle sewing machine.

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  2. Amazing how much talent you have. So beautiful and your flowers too. Hope you have a nice weekend. Blessings and Love

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  3. I love that pinwheels and nine patch - no one would know it wasn't planned like that from the get-go! Stay cool!

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  4. That's a beautiful quilt, Elaine! Whoop whoop!!

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  5. How do you have the time to keep creating these wonderful quilts Elaine! Another pretty one! And I'm very envious of your chickens -- I'd definitely love to have one to be a quilt inspector! ;-D

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  6. I am doing a late catch up on some posts.
    I do like the way you can turn a negative into a positive. This has turned into a great quilt. And it is so good to have the quilt inspector's approval.
    The orchids are lovely.

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  7. The Pinwheels and Nine Patches quilt is awesome! I love the colors and the pattern.

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  8. Oh wow, love love your new White machine. Such pretty quilts, inspires me to get sewing and quilting :-)

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