Thursday, December 16, 2010

More Lazy Angling

My mom/International Retail Distribution Manager (she prefers exalted titles) was here for a few days and I gave her a basic quilting tutuorial.  Some of you might remember that she tried quilting a few years ago.  Always overly enthusiastic...  ahem... she chose this pattern:



I finished it because she is my mom and also happens to be the most enthusiastic gift recipient ever.

This time we are starting with the basics. I taught her how to do flying geese units. (This is all part of my secret, diabolical plan to get her quilting by the time she moves down to North Carolina next year.) Mom is going to make up a bunch in Swiss Chocolate and we are going to make up a placemats, napkins, a table runner, and even upholster her piano bench and dining room chairs in the Mocha colorway. (Yes, I am a lucky recipient of that overly enthusiastic gene, so the two of us together are up to no good.) Patterns will appear here later next year.

You can do it, mom!

Also this week, I played more with the Lazy Angle Ruler. I have Joan's Lazy and Lovin' It Book, which has oodles of great ideas.



In addition to making (12-1/2") blocks from 4 (6-1/2") squares,I made some from 9 (4-1/2") squares.




There are even more possibilities with 9 squares. I can't decide which block I like best. I love this ruler!

Happy holidays!
Amanda

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4 Comments:

At December 17, 2010 at 9:15 AM , Blogger Sandy said...

Love those blocks...great fabric! Have fun with your mom too...child teaching mom is always sweet!

 
At December 17, 2010 at 9:44 AM , Blogger Marie K said...

I love the blocks made with your Ambrosia fabric. Will have to try making them.
Your mother's quilt is beautiful. I met her last summer in HHI and she is a very delightful person and a big, big supporter of you.

 
At January 7, 2011 at 5:51 AM , Blogger Carrie P. said...

Cool blocks and your mom looks so proud of herself. Did she get the quilt made?

 
At January 7, 2011 at 7:18 AM , Blogger Amanda Murphy said...

Moms are the best, aren't they? We aren't actually using the flying geese for a quilt - we are using them for chair covers and a piano bench cover. Incidentally, only a mom would decorate her entire house in one's fabric. Thanks Mom!
(Mom is making the units and I am piecing them together.) I am also making a table runner and hopefully placemats - free patterns to be realeased here in the future!

 

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My mom/International Retail Distribution Manager (she prefers exalted titles) was here for a few days and I gave her a basic quilting tutuorial.  Some of you might remember that she tried quilting a few years ago.  Always overly enthusiastic...  ahem... she chose this pattern:



I finished it because she is my mom and also happens to be the most enthusiastic gift recipient ever.

This time we are starting with the basics. I taught her how to do flying geese units. (This is all part of my secret, diabolical plan to get her quilting by the time she moves down to North Carolina next year.) Mom is going to make up a bunch in Swiss Chocolate and we are going to make up a placemats, napkins, a table runner, and even upholster her piano bench and dining room chairs in the Mocha colorway. (Yes, I am a lucky recipient of that overly enthusiastic gene, so the two of us together are up to no good.) Patterns will appear here later next year.

You can do it, mom!

Also this week, I played more with the Lazy Angle Ruler. I have Joan's Lazy and Lovin' It Book, which has oodles of great ideas.



In addition to making (12-1/2") blocks from 4 (6-1/2") squares,I made some from 9 (4-1/2") squares.




There are even more possibilities with 9 squares. I can't decide which block I like best. I love this ruler!

Happy holidays!
Amanda

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