Playing with Wedge Rulers

Any day that involves fabric and my sewing machine, is a wonderful day. Five straight days of the same, is considered a gift! I am so grateful for the time spent last week on retreat in Tahoe with some of my friends. I’m always so unrealistic and bring way too many projects. This year, determined to stay focused and actually get something completed, I only brought pieces for two new wedge quilt designs.  You might remember this collection of fabrics, which I shared in a previous post.

 

Inspiration fabric by Red Rooster Fabrics.
Inspiration fabric by Red Rooster Fabrics.

I got it all together, except for the small red octagon centers which I appliquéd on last night. Done, and ready for quilting.

Wedgequilt1

 

My second project, another wedge quilt, was made into hexagon shapes. I love that the hexes can either be butted up together or separated with background fabric. I opted for both. This one too is now ready for quilting.

Wedgequilt2

 

I had a few extra wedge units so decided to make one of them into a basket. I do love black and white stripes!

Wedgebasket

 

It was quite a productive week! Those of you who follow me on Facebook and Instagram know that I am a sucker for Liberty Puzzles. Guess what? There just happened to be six, yes SIX Liberty puzzles at the retreat house! How could I resist, or should I say, why would I resist? Sitting and arranging all the intricately cut, small wooden shapes, watching the beautiful image appear one piece at a time, was the perfect ending to a busy day. Besides, one needs a little something to do while enjoying a dish of fresh peaches and cream ; ).

Early tomorrow I’m off to Seattle for some play time with my hubby. I’m looking forward to lots of color inspiration. Although I have seen many of Chihuly’s beautiful glassworks, I’m anxious to visit them again at the gardens.

 

Until next time, happy creating everyone!

Laura Signature

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “Playing with Wedge Rulers

  1. Oh Laura you will love the glass garden! It will inspire you. The wedge quilts are awesome – any new patterns coming out of that productive time. They are beautiful.

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  2. what fun your new wedge quilts are. oh, just want to say how much i have enjoyed the 30+ tips class on craftsy. just like taking a refresher to my first class with you “a few years ago”. loved the new update techniques to my first class. thanks for sharing.

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