Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Still Working - Ode to the Thirties

Since I have 2 large quilts I'm working on, I decided to spend my extra time one week on one of the quilts and then the next week do the other.  Just keep alternating like that.  Last week I worked on my Ode to the  Thirties quilt and got quite a few squares done.
I missed the August meeting in my guild, due to vacation, so I did that square on my own.  It's a 12" square and was pretty easy to construct.

 This was also an easy one with the larger half square triangle and the 4 patches.  The rest of these are all 9" squares.

This one was more difficult.  I did all my cutting for all these squares first.  I just zipped along according to the directions on the packet.  I tend to like making my flying geese the Eleanor Burns method, but I cut without looking at the square, so I pieced these flying geese like half square triangles,  It wasn't so easy to get them right.  I'm starting to look at my square before I cut to see if I want to do something different.

 I love applique and this flower basket was very fun to do.

 I enjoy the yellow look of this square, so bright and cheery.

This one I would normally have paper pieced, but I ended up just sewing the half squares together.  It worked out great with less fuss.

These squares are linked to WOW with Esther and Freshly Pieced.


  1. I like it! very pretty, hope to see the finish product.

  2. Your 30's look terrific. I have many saved up to make a pinwheel design. Chrisb


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