Wednesday, June 1, 2011

On Point

I started playing with my Paper Pieces 6-Point Diamond templates over vacation and got exactly 1-5/6 completed. I thought for sure my scrap bin would be gone by the end our trip. Hmmm... Best laid plans.

Anyway, using the English Paper Piecing method, these are fairly straightforward. The only tricky part is getting the points folded just right. Otherwise, they stitch together faster than hexagon since they have fewer sides.

These will make a cute scrappy pillow cover or table runner. I plan to applique them to a solid back but haven't decided the arrangement of the stars yet. Ideas?

My strip quilt is also basted and ready for quilting. I put a line and half in before vacation but haven't worked on it any since then. How motivating am I today? Such a lazy quilter I am!

I'm using Bella Solid in Lilac for the backing picking up where it was incorporated into the top, which is all from the Kate Spain Central Park line.

I'm going to a sew-in this weekend for the Cincinnati Modern Quilt Guild. Perhaps this is a good project to take along and knock out in a couple of hours...

In other news, did you see these great videos from Moda from Spring Quilt Market in Salt Lake City?

Hope you all are having a wonderful SHORT week! :-)


  1. I love the strip quilt, I've been wanting to make one of these too ever since I saw them on FITF blog. Glad to see you had a wonderful vacation - I bet Olivia loved the beach!

    Tanesha (Crafty Garden Mom blog and podcast)

  2. Love the strip quilt. And your stars are to die for. Sorry I haven't ordered in ages but I'm on a strict stash diet.
    Lots of Love
    Patti xxx

  3. I think the lilac is a perfect choice! Love it!