I have had these 2 quilts in the works for a long while . . . so decided these are the ones I'm taking with me . . . over the weekend I cut and basted over 600 pieces . . . so I wouldn't have to deal with that part . . . here are some of the pieces all bagged up . . . ready to go . . . doesn't look like 600 pieces . . . but it is !!
I'm planning to use 60 blocks in this quilt . . . I have 35 finished . . . only 25 to go . . . and then I will be sewing it together . . . I'm hoping to get it finished while I'm away . . . then off to the quilters when I get back . . . it will make a nice quilt to have out for Fall . . .
this is the layout with the brown star points . . . the blocks are just laid out on the brown fabric here . . . when I sew it together I will be putting the brown triangles in . . .
now here is the red and white quilt . . . same block but a different layout . . . no triangle star points in this one . . . the way it's put together it makes a secondary design of tumbling blocks . . . I have all the blocks made for this one . . . and have started to put it together . . . so I should be able to finish it while I'm away . . .
I'm not sure it will be the size I want it to be . . . if it isn't I'm planning to use this as a center medallion . . . I found a beautiful red fabric that has a white scallop design going through it . . . I can use this to border the center medallion . . . then I will do a row of star blocks as another border . . . and finish it off with a nice border print . . . we'll see how it goes . . .
I can't wait to have these both finished . . . I really like them . . . and I have the quilter booked for the beginning of June !! . . . guess I have to finish them !! . . .