Friday, January 25, 2013

Pulled In

OK, I was pulled into making another top....


...but at least I didn't buy any new fabric for it. Everything came out of my stash.

Earlier this month, my guild sponsored a workshop on the "tube" method for making double-hourglass-style blocks, based on a video by the Missouri Star Quilt Company. When you have a chance, take some time to check out the great videos they have on their site.

Anyway, since I was in charge of arranging the workshop (but not teaching it -- that was done by guild member Peggi), I decided that I should make a top along with everyone else. But I did most of the sewing and cutting of the blocks ahead of time at home. That left me time to help out at the workshop as needed (hey, someone had to go get the pizza for lunch and give out door prizes). But I didn't sew the top together at home because I wanted to spend some time deciding on a layout. It was fun watching guild members play around with various ways to lay out their completed blocks. I finally decided on what you see in the above photo.

The black and gray fabrics are leftovers from one of my art challenge quilts (you can read about it here). The whites and red have been in my stash for a while.

I've decided to not put a border on. Leftover blocks are used on the back...


And I even have the binding ready...


If you want to see some photos from the workshop, check out this post on my guild's blog.

8 comments:

Quiltbug said...

I'm wondering if you did anything special to all of the bias edges to keep them from stretching.

Thanks, Audrey

Pat Merkle said...

You are rocking out the quilts! Another great quilt!

Suzan said...

Love this quilt but I am a sucker for red, white and black quilts! I am going to check out the Missouri Star video. Jenny does such a good job!

Madalene Axford Murphy said...

Loved this quilt, Anya! Those bits of random red give it just a touch of unpredictability that makes it interesting.

Sara said...

That quilt turned out beautifully. You just can't go wrong with that color combination.

I've used the tube technique before but will need to check out that tutorial.

Amanda said...

I love the how the little triangles make a secondary pattern! It looks great!

Jean said...

I will have to check it out. Great quilt!

Jean said...

I will have to check it out. Great quilt!