9/06/2007

got that Lillebet's Garden sewn together!



Here's the embarrassing part: my Lillebet's Garden (designed by Beth Ferrier) blocks have been pinned to my design wall for well over a year. These blocks are the only thing that have ever been on this design wall. I hope that there's some other quilter out there somewhere who has done the same thing...? Anybody?? Okay, the cheese stands alone.

Finally, the time seemed perfect to sew them together. I know, it was radical. I was rushing it. What a wild and crazy girl. Pinned it back up there to get a photo, but now it's down and ready for the applique in the center to be worked on. Boy, there's a lot of work in this thing. I am so delighted that it's all together. And that now I can put wonderful new things on the design wall.

In case you're wondering about the applique, the center is a compass and the "vine" is supposed to be ocean waves that will have a few sailing ships bouncing around on them.

Not only that, but I got the ugly-fabrics log cabin assembled, aiieeeee!

So it's 60x60". What do you think? Leave it, add a border with a vine applique of some kind maybe?

Look at this cute video of making a tiny star:
youtube video
But really I was trying to find out how to make these, as shown on fabrictrends.com:

Does anybody know? It's like fabric origami, I guess, and looks like five folded triangles, but I wonder how you would attach them attractively and firmly...

14 comments:

Jane Weston said...

I've got some of the blocks done and in a box. I haven't revisited it for quite some time.

KCQuilter said...

Wow, Karen, another two beauties by YOU!!! You are one talented lady. Enjoyed the uTube video. I wish I knew more about fabric origami. I have a couple of books but haven't really tried it yet.

The Calico Cat said...

Since you asked... I own a portabel design wall that i have only tried to put together once - let alone tried to use it...

I would leave the log cabin alone - unless you "need" it to be bigger. Caveat - I like log cabins without borders.

Darlene said...

Wow, you've been very productive. Good going!

I probably wouldn't add a border to the log cabin quilt. It has a story to tell just the way it is.

Gypsy Quilter said...

Wow,what an accomplishment. My design wall holds pieces and sections for a time, but then I have to baggie them up and move on to some other color for a time. Glad yours is getting done.

meggie said...

Wow! to both those quilts!
I love the log cabin just the way it is.
Sorry, no help about the origami using fabric.

anne bebbington said...

Ok - so if those are ugly fabrics in that log cabin - what the dickens do your pretty fabrics look like :o)

PeeWee said...

http://www.fabricorigami.com/

click on "store", "kits" then "star kit"

Only $22.95. I might have to order, too!

PeeWee said...

oh, I see you can order just the pattern for $8.50. I like the "flower ball" too. And the "spiral star". Dangit. Thanks a lot!!

Libby said...

Well, why not leave your blocks up on the design wall. Something pretty to look at all the time. I have only a design floor and must pick things up or muddy doggy paw prints will be the main feature in every quilt I make *s*

Littlepenpen said...

ONLY a year? That's only how long it hung? LOL I have projects that go on forever and ever. You girls amaze me at your productivity! The quilts are beautiful!

MOLLY said...

I don't think I've had a quilt on my design wall quite that long, but close to it. It's a quilt worth waiting for--beautiful! Enjoyed you blog!

Carol E. said...

I bought background fabric for Lillibets Garden and that's as far as i got. Gave up the idea and used the fabric on other things.

Thimbleanna said...

What a beautiful quilt. I'll be waiting to see what the finished middle looks like!