Thursday, August 18, 2016

Another Binary Code Mini Quilt....

I just love binary code quilts.  Remember when I did this one, for my son Ryan??  It spells Ryan ###### (our last name) in binary code vertically.  We think it is kind of cool that it just looks like a random pattern of blocks to most people, but it really means something to us.

In light of that successful quilt, I figured I'd make another mini one for myself.  Each zero or one block will finish at 3" x 3".  There are eight zeros and ones in each letter (horizontally) so it will measure 24" across and 30" down (there are 9 letters and one space in the words).  Here is a link to a binary code converter if you are interested in doing this yourself....  These are some zero blocks and some one blocks that I'm making from my huge stash of vintage shirts.

The left side shows a zero block.  Two 1.5" x 3.5" strips on the sides, and three 1.5" x 1.5" squares up the middle.  The right side shows a one block--all three strips are 1.5" x 3.5".   Unfinished they will square up to 3.5" x 3.5".  Easy peasy!

This will show how it is starting are looking at a "z" and "e".  ;-)

Well, I guess we'll see how it all turns out in the end.  It is my daily project while I binge watch Breaking Bad for the third time!!  Ryan is at band camp during the day, and Rebecca is back to work, so I'm a housewife (sort of).  I should wrap this up by next week when I have to return to school.

I'll keep you up to date...Happy Quilting!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Still working...on a new pattern!

A big HELLO to anyone who made the switch from the old blog!  Thanks for following me...

One of my last posts showed a new quilt pattern I was working on called Gypsy.  Here it is done in pastels...

But I really wanted a different cover pic so I remade the quilt in Amy Butler Soul Blossoms.  Yes, I've been hoarding a bunch of this fabric and I thought it would make the perfect cover quilt.

It still needs to be quilted, but this what I've been doing this summer.  Not that it took me that long, lol, but I was working slowly.  The pattern is written and just needs the cover pic to be completed.  More to come on that soon, hopefully!

I'm back to school next week...the final year!!  Good luck to all you parents out there--school shopping awaits you!!  Happy Quilting!