Translation

A while back the Special Education Teacher at our school asked for my help on a project.  Some of her students were working on the mathematical principle of “reflection.”

We talked over some possibilities and she settled on an idea.  She had the students design “quilt blocks” on paper, showing reflection in shape, placement and color.

And we are taking it one better–she gave me the paper version and I tried to translate them into real fabric blocks (12″).  They will go back to the students and be made into small pillows for the students to share with their families to show their learning.  Then, of course, take home and enjoy.

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Here are two of them–paper version and “translation.”

Denim #6

This is for Sparkle Jane, my daughter.

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It is different–more subtle and icy than my usual brights. But I really like it.

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Front and back.

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And even the quilting.  My second attempt at freemotion.  I was trying to make a design that felt a little like wind and a little like stars.  I am not sure I captured that, but I like it anyway.

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This is the end of my denim goal for the year.  A total of six quilts.  Whew!

Another “Waste” Option

At least I can remember where these waste triangles came from.  It is the Construction Quilt I finished recently.

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The waste triangles became 9 pinwheels.

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That formed the center of this spontaneous medallion style quilt.  It is another little one–just 35″ square.

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But, it was interesting to work on and mathematically challenging.  Sometimes it is fun to try something just for the sake of seeing what it will look like.  This was kind of like that!

Waste Not

 

In some cleaning and sorting I came across yet another bag/pile (this makes three) of waste triangles I had saved to do SOMETHING with.

This time I was determined to turn them into a project or to get rid of them.

And I couldn’t get rid of them.

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It is just a little thing–about 21″ x 26″.

The large pieces started as 3-1/2″ HST and the smaller ones as 2″ HST.  Convenient how they fit together.  I did have to make 2 more large size and about 6 more small ones to get to this size, but it wasn’t bad.  And I do like it.

Now it just needs quilting.  I already have a back and (scrappy) binding prepared.

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Working with waste triangles is fun and fast.  As soon as you start you are halfway finished since most of the cutting and piecing are already done.

And they are very satisfying–turning the “waste” into something wanted.

Sparkle Jane’s Crayola Quilt

My daughter, Sparkle Jane, also created a Crayola Quilt for donation.

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This is the Sidewalk Quilt pattern by Pippa Patchwork. http://www.pippapatchwork.com/PDF/SidewalkQuilt.pdf

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Just simple squares with a geometric all-over quilting design using variegated thread.

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The stripey binding and the polka dot back are what really makes it special.  Yay for Sparkle Jane!

Show And Tell Time

Seeing quilts makes me happy…that is why I share tutorials and ideas here in the first place.

And many of my readers very kindly share their creations to add to the quilting happiness in the world.

Patricia made this Twinkle Baby quilt for her grandson.

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Maryann created a Hundred Patch way back in 2014, but I didn’t post the picture correctly.  Here it is at long last for your viewing pleasure.

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Here’s another Hundred Patch, this one created by Karen.  I never get tired of seeing them.

Susan has finished her Desert (Calico) Rose quilt.  Including the binding that never seems to end.  I love it!

Karen made a LARGE (King Size) version of Film at Five.

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Paula has been handing out hugs by the hundreds–TWO Hundred Hugs quilts.  So happy!

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Carol made a K-Quilt.  She said she gets lots of compliments on it and I believe her!

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Tutorials for all of these quilts can be found in the TUTORIALS tab above.  Have fun!  Keep quilting!  Share more pictures!