Friday, July 18, 2014

Master Procrastinator and a free pattern

So, once again it has been a long time since I last posted.  I really must quit being so darn lazy.

I am going to try to do a recap with a few separate posts instead of one really long one.

So here goes…….

I spent the latter part of January and February working on the disappearing pinwheel quilt that I started during the Martin Luther King Day Sew-In.  It took me forever to decide on a border for it and I wasn’t in a big hurry to finish it since it wasn’t going to be gifted until the first week of May.  So of course I procrastinated and didn’t finish it until the last week of April.

Finished size 108” square…

This picture was taken at King's Gap Park near Carlisle, PA, with my sister and niece standing on the wall holding the quilt up.

Here is a close up of the quilting; I must apologize again for my horrible picture taking skills. I did an all-over swirling design in the center and swirls with leaves in the borders.

I stayed busy between starting and finishing the pinwheels quilt by making a quilt for an intern at work who was graduating and moving away.  I wanted to make sure that she knew her hard work and positive attitude were much appreciated.  I came up with a design I called Positive Energy.

The front is clean and simple with lots of negative space.

Since I wasn’t certain on the style preferred by her I thought it would be a good idea to make the back a little more colorful.  I cut random width strips of the same solids used on the front and a coordinating print to make a pieced back…

It was a very simple and quick quilt to construct so I decided to write up the pattern for the top and post it here for anyone who would like to make their own. Positive Energy Pattern

This is the first time that I have attempted to create a pdf link in the blog so I hope that it actually works.  I will keep my fingers crossed and in the meantime if you cannot get it to display and would like to receive it by email just send me a request at