Thanks for compliment and the good advice too.
Thank you so much ! This really helps. I was wondering about the half blocks being the right size. May have bit off more than I can chew. I'll have to have patience AND my seam ripper. Haha. Thanks again. Appreciate you taking the time.
No, don't do as you wrote about sashing. Think of it as doing the center block and a border strip on each side (with no borders on top or bottom)... The actual sewn sashing strip will be longer... actually the lenght of the black strip (same size as block) and a small insertion square same size as the border strips (like 2x2 or 3x3). When you go to sew on the sashing you will match the yellow squares to the border of the square above it.
The setting triangles on the top and sides are added last. From upper left corner you would have one finished block and a sashing strip... then 3 finished blocks and a sashing strip. Matching the yellow cornerstone squares on each strip to the black strip of the block above. Personally I would make second row and add the sashing strip to the top and the bottom of the second row of 3 blocks - and from there just add the bottom sashing strip to each successive diagonal row of blocks.
If this is truely only the second quilt you've ever made those setting triangles are going to be a real challenge. For a new beginner to quilting (but with quite a bit of wasted fabric) I would say make a complete block square and after you are finished with the quilt top cut the excess to square out the top & bottom. You can't just cut a block in half and insert it... because you don't have the seam allowance built into the original block to do this.
A very basic tutorial on setting blocks on point (with a chart of measurements) can be found on- http://quiltbug.com/articles/on-point.htm
Good luck on your next quilt... will love to see it when finished
Great first quilt. Seeing the quilting you did from the back am wondering though if you quilted it enough. Depends on what type of batting you used, but I think I would have just stitched in the ditch for all four sets of the fence rails you have coming off the center square... Baby quilts get washed alot more often so batting shifting can be more of a noticable problem after a few washings & dryings.
Also, unless you want it to show more... I might have chosen to use a matching yellow thread (for the main backing fabric) in my bobbin... so that the stitching would be there but not as visible... mistakes in stitching are easier to hide when you first start out quilting if you see less of the thread.
But again, you did a fantastic job for a first quilt... if you hadn't of said it was I don't think I would have guessed you had never sewn on before.
Second quilt is a lone star in the center, with the outer triangles replaced with New York Beauty.
It's pretty. I love blue and green together, like the sky and grass.
Exactly! No way I'd attempt without a pattern on these.
hope someone can share.
Yes, Bargellos are beautiful. I would love to make one of these..twisted bargellos for a charity so that they can sell it and use the funds for their cause. I am not smart enough to figure out the pattern. If anyone has such a pattern to share, please post it. thanks
The first is a Bargello I think. Not sure if I am spelling it right.
very good start. Welcome Handi
i've often been told i'm a big baby. i suggest you send it to me.
seriously ... that's a very nice job.