Then I took a ruler and placed the 60 degree line on the left side of the strip and cut some 60 degree angles. Then I added another piece to make a roughly shaped square.
Here are my "squares" taped up on the wall so I could get an idea what they were going to look like all together before trimming them:
The only fabric that is 100% commercial is the orange swirley fabric, the rest is stuff I've made or other commercial fabric that I've overdyed to make it a color that I actually would use.
This is going to be quilted this weekend, can't wait for two whole days that I can stay home and spend time quilting. Also on my calendar is another quilt top that I've had in a UFO pile for a year now! It is very simple, just needs to be quilted to make it look great.
I love having lots of solid space to do lots of fun, mindless quilting on.
This is a picture of part of the pieced back--the darker fabric on the left was formerly a 2 yard piece with big cream colored magnolia-like flowers on an orange/brown background. I overdyed it in some orange and blue to make a warm brown, and it looks perfect for this project now. It was a piece of fabric that I knew I'd never use, but it was too big just to give away or just have it sit there on my fabric shelf forever.
I won two DVDs this week (!), from Beth at SewSewArt who is celebrating her 3rd anniversary of blogging. One DVD is on Felting, the other is by Carol Taylor on Art Quilt Design. I don't have any quilting DVDs, so this will be a new thing for me!
Here in Central North Carolina, we're not supposed to be feeling the effects of Hurricane Sandy, except that it's supposed to cool down a bit and finally feel like fall. I have family on the NC Coast, some up near New York City, some in Pennsylvania, and one in Florida, all places that are going to be affected by this storm. Hope it isn't as bad as those weather people on TV make it out to be!
Yikes, I forgot to link up with Nina Marie Sayre on her blog, it's Friday, and Off the Wall.