Friday, September 18, 2009

Buzz Saw


Don't you hate it when you go to use a fabric that was nicely folded in your fabric stash - and you find this swiss cheese mess!?!? I hate when I do that! But I know exactly where those pieces are and they were removed necessarily and put to good use!

So, the rest of this holey fabric was also put to good use in the binding. Here are the flat piping strips and the binding strips all ready for me to use. I wasn't sure I wanted to do the flat piping because I didn't have a lot of the pink scraps left.  I must thank my sister Jayne for helping me cut and piece all my scraps...the strips truly are bits and pieces of leftovers and took a lot of organizing to be useable.
The very exciting part for me of this exercise is that I think I have converted my sister to a quilting addiction...she volunteered to help me tame the scraps and thought it would be fun...yippee! She used to be a cross stitcher and now she looks forward to quilting time...woohoo!


So anyway, while quilting convert was piecing these lovely strips, I was trying to figure out how to turn the corner with my quilting pattern. I had decided to try Sally Terry's hooked feathers again and wasn't sure now to turn the corner and also quilt into the light fabric block on the turn. This photo shows one of my sketches and you can see the end result in the photo on this post .
And here is the finished quilt! I was very happy with how the piping gave a little bit of colour around the outside.
If you would like to use up some stash and learn how to make this Buzz Saw block, I am teaching it at Triangle Sewing  on Nov 21st - it will be a fun class, so I hope you can join in!

5 comments:

Gina said...

I love it. I wish I lived nearer to be able to take the class with you

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Jean said...

That looks gorgeous. I like the piping too. I want to add it to my runner. It needs a little orangey pizazz for a great finish...I think.

Ivory Spring said...

Hello Kathy,

Thank you for visiting and leaving the kind comment.

Your buzz saw quilt is spectacular - I have never seen a quilt with that block before!

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Catherine said...

Love hte quilt -- and the piping. That really does add something to a quilt!

quiltmom said...

Great fabric choices- love the rich colors in your buzz saw quilt- It is great when you can find ways to best use the fabrics.
Hope you are having a wonderful quilty day.
Warmest regards,
Anna