Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Sharing

When I learn something new I like to pass it along so I decided I'd show Mom how to make the Mary's Triangle blocks (also know as Shaded 9 patch). Of course she wanted to make the variation with the half square triangle rather than the square in the corner but the method for making two blocks at once is still the same.

Since she wanted to make fish from her blocks I designed a quick little donation quilt for her to make and we've been working on cutting (me) and piecing blocks (her).

To make the fish float, we looked at doing sashing but in the end it was less complicated to just fame each set of 4 fish with the background fabric and then set the quilt on point and Mom likes easy even more than I do.
Her fish are already made and we're going to take a break from sewing for a bit.



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13 comments:

SandyQuilts said...

Love it Mary and Mom.

Gypsy Quilter said...

Great colors. Wonderful design.

mamaspark said...

Looks like a fun one. Nice of you to do it with your mom.

swooze said...

Beautiful!

Vicki W said...

What a great pattern!

Carol E. said...

Beautiful fish!

Deb said...

That is great! Love those brights on the dark background.

tirane93 said...

that's a great littl splashy border you've added. a very nice touch.

Diane said...

What a great quilt for a child. Love it.

Tanya said...

What a great idea! The colors are beautiful! Simple and easy is usually best!

Bonnie said...

As usual, your colors are great! How wonderful to spend sewing time with your mother.

Julia said...

They really do look like fish! How cute!!!! Love the colors!

Helen in the UK said...

Great fishes!! Wonderful that you and your mom can share a hobby and create some wonderful designs :)