Fortune Teller Quilt Top Done

February 12, 2014 in QUILTING

Fortune Teller

I am doing a little happy dance….’Fortune Teller’ quilt top is done !

Thanks to Mary of Mary Huey Quilts for suggesting to make the borders in different sizes. The quilt was fun to work on. Who knew that some 60 degree triangles could turn out so neat. I think that the border does a great job of framing the quilt center and adds some extra interest.

It is snowing a bit this morning. Today is the first time in 18 days (in a row) where the morning temperature ISN’T below zero. Yikes! Well, it’s time to go back and work on my ‘YaYa’ quilt.

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Mystery Blocks – 11 done

January 28, 2014 in QUILTING

Mystery Blocks

As you can see I have made some progress on my ‘Mystery Block kit by John Flynn. Over half way done.

I was hoping to be able to show you a finished quilt top today but the border idea I had for ‘Fortune Teller’ doesn’t look as good as I had visualize it. The triangle base is wider than it is tall so the finished block turned out to be around 8” x 9-5/8”. Makes for an odd size of 33” x 38”. An idea I had was to make it into a square wall hanging by adding a larger border on top than on the other sides. This would give it more of a offset floating center. Liked it … but … (you knew there would be a ‘but’) in order to make it square the top border would be around 10-11″. This seems a bit too much for a small quilt. There is also the fact that I don’t have a lot of the background fabric left. What’s a girl suppose to do!

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Fortune Teller

January 21, 2014 in QUILTING

Fortune Teller

It’s official. My new quilt design has a name. I can’t take credit for the name of this quilt. My brother said that the design reminded him of the origami paper fortune teller game we use to play as children. He is so clever.

The size of the quilt is going to be determined by the amount of fabric I have. I love the design and wish I could make it larger but the fabric bundle only had two fat quarters of each of the four prints. Looks like it will be a small wall hanging.

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