Thursday, March 4, 2010

THE TOUR CONTINUES

We take a moment to interupt this tour to bring you a very important announcement.  MARCH 20 is NATIONAL QUILT DAY!  Woo Hoo.  In honor of this special occasion, we are cooking up a great give away.  Check Back.

Now, we continue with our MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR.
Here it is.  My stack of blocks.














80 to be exact.  They are trimmed and pressed and ready to put together.
There are lots of choices with each block.  For the first quilt, I am putting four of the same block together.  That sounds easy, but there are still choices.






















Which way to go, only the tour guide knows for sure.




















Now, setting up the rows.  Making sure that everything works together.  This is one of my favorite and yet most frustrating parts of making a quilt.  I lay it all out, and then start changing, over and over until I get it just the way I like it.
























That's the mystery part of this quilt, there are so many combinations, no two will look alike.
Now, for the magical.  Those little half inch spacers.














Just place them on the sides of the blocks and sew them together.  NO SEAM MATCHING, YEAH.
















That's it, 4 big blocks down, 16 to go.  Check back next week to see the end of our tour.  Finished quilts.  Have a great week.

Janice and Marcea

5 comments:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Beautiful fabrics. Love the combinations.

Michelle said...

Very pretty fabric!

WIPPYSPLACE said...

thx 4 visiting my site--you left a message about a pattern I was looking for---I cant seem to get past your homepage and I done have an email address--

WIPPYSPLACE said...

I ORDERED PATTERN TODAY--thank you!!!

Shannon said...

It was good seeing you again in the Corn Wagon. I can't wait to get started on the new patterns. Thanks for sharing your talents with ut. See you in May at Market, I hope. Shannon