Friday, November 2, 2012

It's Friday Fun Day!

Today's calendar is clear...I'm hoping to finish sewing the back of my version of the Dizzy Diamonds pattern found here!. That would be the original, that is! Didn't Jennifer do a great job?! Here is a sneak peak of my version of her pattern:

Those fabrics laying across the top are now strips for the quilt back. Here's how that's looking, now sewn in pairs:

In my on going effort to avoid math, I simply hung the quilt top on the wall, then started pinning strips to the back of it. Once the front is covered, it's done! Don't ya' love that technique?!
So in the spirit of Friday Finishes to report to my blog friends, Amanda Jean and Lucy, my one finish of the week was the Halloween pillow case that I made using a big piece of fabric panels. Kind of looks like sashing around blocks, but it's not!

I'm juggling lots of WIPs - another one that progressed this week is my second braided rug.

I'm having fun with it! It's a great "on the go" project to braid strips of fabric.

I'll be linking up to TGIFF at Charmed About You and Finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts!

Kris ... And Duke

Who is snuggled up on this rainy day in homemade softness!


  1. cute,,,, love the bright colors and the pup, stopping by from TGIFF

  2. Yep! Love that method of getting things big enough. Use it fairly often, here too. Definitely use it for cutting binding - I keep the quilt on hand folded in quarters, cut a few strips, lay them out back-and-forth on the quilt sides until they travel often enough and then stop cutting strips. :) Too much math is bad for you.

  3. Your Duke is adorable... and I'm with you on figuring out backings. Since I'm going to cut the leftovers up anyway I might as well make it big right from the start!

  4. Great projects - I love the quilt, fantastic fabrics! The cushion is a lot of fun :)
    Thanks for linking up to TGIFF!

  5. Your avoiding-math technique just made me giggle- great!
    Love some colors in all this snow so thanks for sharing your projects!

  6. Hi Kris, ahh duke always gets me with with his eyes!
    I still want to make a rug, but know time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. I can't wait to see the finished quilt!! Love your "math" too... ;)

    Jennifer :)