Sunday, April 17, 2011

Ok this is what I did

Last night I wasn't sure what to do with the center of this block. I went to bed and thought about it in the middle of the night. I got up this morning and did some line drawings for my Husband to look at and he said it should be the flower that is on the pattern. I thought oh what the heck! So here is the pattern completed like the designers from Pieceocake designed. It was in a magazine from August of 1996. I like the shapes. It was done in oranges and yellows and dark greens and some purple.

It needs a little more pressing but it can wait until ready to assemble any quilt I come up with. I feared the needle turned instructions. I used freezer paper and hand basting to turn seam edge under. Well the center really scared me. It had so many peaks and valleys I chickened out and did a facing on the back of the gold and off white pieces. I then trimmed really close and stitched the right side edge with the hand stitching to pull any facing to the back and not show the facing. I guess any port in a storm. Hey it worked. Over all I think I like the look for a Turn of the Last Century House.
My sisters house is over 100 years old. She is painting the walls a chocolate brown with white trim so it should fit into her scheme of things. She was going to send me colors and I had picked these out and guess what sisters think alike I had the right colors picked out. Chris