Thursday, January 26, 2012

Flight of the Dragonfly

Today I worked on Flight of the Dragonfly and her sister quilt Dance of the Dragonfly.  I am making 2 lap quilts one for my little girl Rebecca and the other for her cousin.

You will remember I bought this material last Saturday in my post Some one hide my CC where I went a little crazy buying material.  This is the first quilt that I have worked on from the material I bought.  I found the pattern I am using for the block on http://sweetp-paulette.blogspot.com/2012/01/sienas-in-charge-today.html and pinned it on http://pinterest.com/rhealey101/quilts/ so that I could  find the post and make it.  I have since starting to quilt and blog used it to link back to things I like.  I seem to like too many things and it will be interesting if I ever get all the things I want done.

My plan for this quilt is to make 35 blocks (total needed for both quilts) the block is a lot simpler then it looks and I think on Paulette's site looks better.   My wife picked out a pile of fat quarters and then the back she liked and then the dragonfly's.  I cut all the fat quarters and then figured out that every 9 block will need to have 3 dragonfly's and that half will need 4.  So my first few blocks I made quite a few that have 5 in the block just to find out what it will look like with tons.  I am not sure yet how I like the dragonfly explosion going on but it will be a neat and busy quilt when its finished.

For those that do not want to take the time to look at the tutorial the 9 block above is spit in 4 pieces down the middle of the middle blocks.  You then take 2 corners across from each other and then flip them around.  Last of all sew it back together.  My plan is to make 3 1/2 block rows  by 5 rows for the quilt.

Sadly on top of all that I have done the last week I am now coming down with a cold.  I think I have stayed up too late and worked too long. Going to have to try and see If I can catch up on some sleep this weekend.

7 comments:

Heather said...

Wow... I just came across your blog from Gigi's and you have certainly embraced the quilting experience, good for you, I say there were most likely men tailors before there were ever seamstresses, so I don't see what the big hullaballoo is about when it comes to "men sewing/quilting"... keep it up... on your last post about Becca... visit sew4home and you might get some apron ideas there, usually comes with the pattern. Oh, and on Gigi's blog I noticed you mentioned about the Farmer's Wife blocks... visit my blog, I do a block a Friday with step by step (because the book isn't explanatory), it might or might not help but I'd love to hear your feedback on my tut's...

Ric Rac and Polka Dots said...

Richard,
I saw your comment on The Polka Dot Chair. I just wanted to elt you know that I just bid on that little Hello Kitty Sewing Machine, brand new, in the box, unopened and undamaged. It retails at 199, and I have seen it at 119 on overstock.com and amazone. My bid is the highest at 50.99. I now have decided to go up to the next level of Hello Kitty machines and I am hoping someone will outbid me. It is listed as Hello Kitty Janome Sewing Machine Best For Kids. auction ends in 1 day. Feel free to outbid me! Giggle. Also, sorry about your cold. Start taking some vitamin D to help kick it, and get some rest!
Julie

bunbear said...

the purple fabrics are really nice! one of my favorite colors. you sure are making progress. keep it up!

Lorraine said...

Just found your blog, great stuff love it.

Tiffany said...

Love all the purple fabric - the dragonflies are perfect, in my opinion, for little girls.

rubyslipperz said...

oooooo....GREAT purples...quilt will be great eye candy =)

hugZ,
annie
anniesrubyslipperz.com

Sheila said...

Disappearing 9 patch is a great block choice, looks so good when the blocks come together.

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