Sunday, November 29, 2009
With all of the excitement surrounding the Thai quilt, I've been ignoring my work on the Day of the Dead quilt. The center consists of 12 blocks, cut at angles that make crooked squares. The first step is shown above, and here is the next step:
Monday, November 23, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
Technically, the Day of the Dead was yesterday which makes this quilt a little late in coming. However, I like to think of the Day of the Dead as a holiday we can celebrate year round. Now that we have justified the lateness of this project, I am starting my much anticipated Day of the Dead quilt. I have finished all the cutting (I did that on Halloween while waiting for trick or treaters, and nearly stopped when the grim reaper showed up - that will really clear out the plaque in your arteries) and am now ready to start piecing. The quilt is basically 12 squares that I am cutting at an angle to make them look crooked. I'm using an 8.5 inch square ruler and a 10.5 inch square ruler. This should be relatively easy to put together, but I'm not counting my day of the dead squares before they are hatched.