Sunday, February 21, 2016

Finding sew-Jo part two

My title sounds like a hall-mark movie title, now that I say it out loud.  So I always have scrappy blocks on the go and I decided this was the time to use them.  I had started a wonky star block a while ago, forgot about it and found it yesterday. So here's the inspiration pic.
My plan was to do this in reverse with the solid being scrappy and vice versa.  Of course the blog with the measurements I needed no longer exists so I had to use my math skills, eek.  Here's what I have so far.
The solid looks navy in this light but is's actually Kona purple/grape.  Not bad so far.  So it's going to end up square and I'm not sure if I like that. I'll have to figure out a way to make it rectangular once I have the main part done.  
   So what have you been working on?

Friday, February 19, 2016

Must find sew-Jo

Wow, I had no idea you had so many tops done.  That's amazing.  Maybe you could offer one of the tops as a prize to the entrants at your upcoming quilt show or partner with a talented finisher and donate it to a cause you believe in.  I love the radiant star quilt.  I tried doing something similar before the math killed me.  If it doesn't have a home I know that quilts, especially star quilts are given as a special honour to deserving people in most First Nations communities.  Maybe communities in your area are looking to buy some to give to special leaders or achievers. 
  I've had trouble with the sew-jo but I did manage to finish a scrappy baby quilt for my cousin's newest son, Zoltan Octavius ( I'm serious,that's his name).  I had been hoarding some scraps from the quilt I had made Pere a long time ago so scrappy was a way I could use those bits.  She recognized them right away, so I knew I made the right choice.  It's pretty simple but they have two other kids and three dogs so it had to be easily washable.  Keep up the updating, I'm going to try and be better at documenting my creativity as well.  Her