Wednesday, April 25, 2012

(Friendship) Star Trek



Isn't she gorgeous?  What do you think I should name her?  She is a Trek Pure.  A pure cruising pleasure!  A bit over the top cheesy?  Okay.  Well, this bike was my birthday present from my hubby and I adore her!  I had so much fun biking when we were on vacation that I decided to get a bike of my own!  I've got a rack on the back and I plan on putting a basket on the front.  Remember putting playing cards on the spokes when you were a kid?  I won't go that far, but will accessorize her for sure!

Oh yeah, it was my birthday last week.  I spent it, and the weekend, working on a few sewing projects.  One being a birthday present for my sister.  Her's is coming up in May.  Until then, we are the same age!  Pretty cool huh?  Anyway, I've been piecing blocks for a quilt for her and I also made a table topper for a Mother's Day present for my other mother in England.  I used all fat quarters for this project.  It measures about 35" X 35."  


The middle block is a friendship star.  The other 8 blocks are Disappearing 9 Patches.  I discovered this block while surfing the internet for ideas.  I found a great step by step guide to creating this block at Cluck Cluck Sew.  Basically, just make a nine patch block then cut it in half vertically and horizontally.


Now you have four patches.  Rearrange your squares however you like.  The combinations are endless.


Next, just sew it back together.  This works.  Right?


Arrange all your blocks however you'd like!  I love that it looks a lot more complicated than it is!



I pieced the the back of the table topper, too.  I also used the technique of folding over the back fabric to the front to bind it.


My quilt lines are pretty visible in these pictures.  Oops, and some of them are a little wobbly!  Hey, I'm still a beginner!


Thanks to all for the birthday wishes and gifts...you know who you are!

Tootles! 
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9 comments:

Pellie / Penny said...

Love the color of your new bike.
You have more ambition than I do -but then your younger than I am.

Love your quilt.

Hugs,
Penny

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Sweet bike, I adore the color. Happy belated, sounds like hubby got exactly the right gift, what a guy.....perfect stitching and a lovely gift for your sis. xox

Cassandra and Alex said...

Ahh! LOVE that bike! I was just in the Trek store last night buying my little guy a bike and I'm pretty sure this was the bike I was eyeballing for me. The one I saw was an odd shade of green and had a wicker basket on the front. You are a lucky girl! Happy birthday :)
–Cassandra

Heather and Kathy said...

I love the bike! How sweet! I miss riding my bike, but at this point I am just wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy to heavy to ride and I am not sure if I would be able to. When I lose some weight, I plan to get my bike back from my cousin (she has had it for 2 years and is not very good at returning things) so I can use it. I use an elliptical right now and I can do a few minutes before my legs ache.

I think it is neat that you and your sister are the same age for about a month. My younger brother is one year, one month, and one day younger than me.

HeathersSphere said...

Happy Belated Birthday! How sweet of your hubby to give you a cool bike. The quilt for your sister the table topper for your mother in England are both stunning. Enjoy your new bike!

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