Sunday, January 23, 2011

Pinwheels Progress

I am making some progress on the pinwheels quilt.  All the blocks are done and I am sewing on the setting triangle sections.  For now, I've chosen this fabric for the border.....I love the flowers and I think the colours blend well with the rest of the fabrics I have used in the quilt.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year

What a great way to start the new year - I spent the day in my sewing room!

I got this wonderful Christmas present from my husband.  The Accuquilt Studio Fabric Cutter - and I love it. One of the basic shapes that came with Accuquilt Studio is this triangle die.  The corners are cut so there are no dog-ears to trim when the triangles are pieced together.  How great is that?  I was careful with pressing and folding my fabric before cutting so there was minimum fabric wasted.

I've been cutting triangles and piecing pinwheel blocks all day and my sewing room now looks like this...

This is going to be another scrappy quilt.  I'm using this selection of Thimbleberries fabric plus other coordinating fabrics from my stash.

I hope you all had a wonderful start to the new year and best wishes for 2011.