Monday, August 31, 2015

Design Wall Monday - 8/31/15

Check out all of us who link up with Judy L. -
At Patchwork Times on Mondays.
We have some awesome stuff on our walls!
Well, THEY do - ME - not so much sometimes - ;))

On my wall today -

My Thanksgiving Sudoku -

After finishing the tops for my June Wedding - July Americana - and Halloween Sudoku Quilts -

I was on a roll -

And had one more Sudoku Quilt already "cut and kitted" - ;))

A while back I developed a little system to "chain-piece" these puppies -

So it didn't take me long to make all of the 9-patches -
And put them on the wall - ;))

Today I plan to add the sashing - cornerstones - and borders - ;))

Tomorrow is the first day of September -

New month -

New beginning -

And the perfect time to switch gears - ;))

Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Halloween Sudoku - Border Solution -

I decided to go with the orange with black spiders -

It definitely said "Halloween" -

And went well with the fabrics in the center portion of the quilt - ;))

The size of the fat quarter determined the width of the borders -
And I won't bore you with the MATH -
That dreaded four-letter word -

But I measured and cut from the short end of the fat quarter -
Leaving a strip on the selvage edge to use for the corner squares -
Then cut four strips for the sides and top and bottom -
Leaving an extra bit for the scrap bin -

I added black sashing strips to the ends of the borders -

Laid the side borders out to check the fit -

And cut the corner squares - ;))

After adding the side borders -

I sewed the corner squares to the top and bottom borders -

Sewed them on -
And got this -

Ta Dah! - ;))

Here's a close-up of the top left corner -

It's not exactly like the one Judy Sisneros uses in her book -
"9-Patch Pizzazz" - (c) 2006 - C&T Publishing, Inc. -

Because I had to tweak it to work with a sashing/cornerstone configuration -
As opposed to a simple inner border -

But I think it worked out pretty well - ;))

Not bad for making it up as I went along, huh? - ;))

Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -


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