Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Tuesday

More of the same today.  It is hot,  way too hot for Spring, and combined with running my daughter to and from school according to a very adhoc exam timetable, organizing next year's school books (already!), and a much needed hair appointment, time for sewing has been limited.


But I have made four blocks of the Stashbuster Quilt by Kathy Doughty from the Material Obsession Two book.  I happened to have the Kaleido-Ruler by Marti Michell and found it much easier to use than having to cut around templates (which are included on the pattern sheet in the book). 


I wasn't too impressed with the individual blocks at first, but now that I have finished four blocks, laid them out, and seen overall effect as pictured, I think it is worth persevering.  

Hoping that wherever you are the weather is kind to you.

39 comments:

  1. I wasn't that inspired by MO2 but I love the look of those blocks. I think most of the projects in MO2 looked too complicated for my quilting-beginners mind!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I like it on point! Can't wait to see where this one goes...

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love these blocks!!! I can't wait to see your finished quilt!! Wow!
    Paulette

    ReplyDelete
  4. Definitely loving the blocks together... the finished quilt will be amazing I'm sure :)

    It was surprisingly 'warm' here for autumn over here in CT... I just hope it stays!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Another BEAUTY!!! Keep them coming. I'm always inspired by your work. Thanks for sharing this great pattern.

    ReplyDelete
  6. It's looking great Rita! I don't think you've ever made a quilt that I haven't loved.
    I had heard that Melbourne is having a heat wave..hopefully it won't make its way this far north.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Oh I think they will do just fine!! Are you kidding? The colours are amazing and the pattern is so lovely. I really would love to see this in a big quilt. Imagine how amazing the room would look with that in it.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I haven't seen this pattern before and I'm in love with it now! I think it looks great! I have a question for you, Have you ever used muslin in your piecing? Does it hold up ok or is there a specific reason not to use it. I've heard of it being used at the base in foundation piecing but I was thinking of using it as a piece. Yes? No? Incase my email doesn't show up, its mamaogg@gmail.com, if you don't mind emailing me back =)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Rita!! What a fantastic looking set of blocks and yes, def worthwhile perservering...a great affect.

    Way too hot for me today, but I did learn to crochet!

    ReplyDelete
  10. They look wonderful! I love how all the scraps are working together.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Just love it Rita. Ballarat is horrible today and we even went air conditioner shopping. Must check out the ruler.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Nice stash busting!!
    A fabulous effect.
    Andi :-)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Love the bright scrapiness of the blocks. I think I have that ruler. I will have to try it out!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Wow Rita - those are gorgeous! And it was super hot here a couple weeks ago - it's finally cooling off here (you know, like low 80's, high 70's).

    ReplyDelete
  15. They are just beautiful Rita - very Spring like.

    ReplyDelete
  16. It looks fabulous!
    The colours are stunning.
    Abbe

    ReplyDelete
  17. Those blocks really are great!

    I know what you mean about the temperature, bring on Sunday and a high of 25!!!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Lovely as usual and very Spring like. We have rain heavier than I've ever known it in Singapore - dripping thru ceiling and light fittings - ouch. Wish we could send it your way

    ReplyDelete
  19. Love that new project Rita, one of my favourites and yours looks so great. Your quilts are always so delicious.

    ReplyDelete
  20. I've been drooling over that pattern in MO2 as well. It's going to be stunning!!!

    ReplyDelete
  21. oh yes, what a wonderful pattern - keep going.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Those are really fun -- love the look on point!

    ReplyDelete
  23. I absolutely love those blocks what a great pattern. It looks a little difficult for me but sure looks like a great book to buy.

    I have friends that left last week for Australia to visit their daughter. Since we have had a weird summer and fall I think they might enjoy the hot weather. It's been beautiful here for the last couple of weeks. Were having a Indian Summer. So that means we will be freezing our rear ends off next week. Ohio weather is crazy!!! Thanks Cynthia

    ReplyDelete
  24. Rita, it is so fun to hear you talking about your weather down there when we now have bare trees and wooly worms about!:) Wooly worms are very cute!

    Those squares are great and I think I see how you do them, two parallel strips with perpendicular strips inbetween like a ladder right?!:) I love studying your quilts, in fact I am getting ready to cut one out like your Pieced Scrap Border Quilt but a little different. I'm excited...oh...and I ordered my labels!!! WhooHooo!!:)

    ReplyDelete
  25. They are beautiful. I can't wait to see the finished project. I love the squares on point.

    ReplyDelete
  26. beautiful! i really do love the kaleidoscope quilts.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Love those blocks!!! Definitely keep going!

    ReplyDelete
  28. These look amazing. I think definitely work finishing.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Very, very nice! And, as always, your colors are just yummy!!!

    ReplyDelete
  30. I love those blocks, especially with the fun modern fabrics you use! You must have the patience of a saint! So much piecing! ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  31. Way too hot to sew around here lately! This block is fabulous in your colour choice, I love the new pattern when you have joined the four blocks together xo

    ReplyDelete
  32. so worth it!!! it is beautiful. you have such lovely scraps.

    ReplyDelete
  33. Beautiful. Beautiful. (And yes...isn't it hot! Adelaide is sweltering...still....again...!)

    ReplyDelete
  34. Definitely worth persevering with - lovely and fresh.

    ReplyDelete
  35. Rita, How beautiful!! I can see that in 30's or Kaffe's very easily. I love the blocks when they are placed together. Just amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  36. i love how the blocks look so different depending on the orientation of the center "star", and oh so colorful!

    ReplyDelete
  37. Did you see how you made a secondary pattern that looks like big polygon circles? I love seeing patterns within patterns in quilts. Scraplicious!

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment!

Feel free to ask questions and I will answer either here or by email, as is appropriate.