Friday, March 16, 2012

Work-in-Progress and a Distraction...


I've been working on a work-in-progress!  I stitched up these California Girl half-square triangles a few weeks ago...





Using a double-layered freezer paper template I've been slowly turning these squares into  fun pie shaped pieces! Sorry for the slightly blurry photo above. I trim my fabric about 1/4'' larger than my template then use a paint brush and some spray starch to prepare the fabric before ironing that little edge over the freezer paper.





The result is some very nice little "pies" ready for applique!  I will share the pattern I'm using when I get some blocks put together and ready to show.



I might be a little distracted this weekend though...the new Pioneer Woman cookbook  The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier arrived the other day...and I can hardly put it down! It is absolutely amazing--beautiful photography, step-by-step photos, and recipes I can't wait to try.  Seriously, I think I might need to make every dish in the book!

Thanks so much for stopping by...hope you get to sew this weekend!


16 comments:

Nicole said...

I am so intrigued with your little pie shaped units!
I just ordered the new PW cookbook too. Can't wait til it arrives.

Darlene said...

I'm excited to see more of your pie shaped pieces.

Oh, that cookbook is fabulous!!!

Cynthia said...

It's really pretty! I don't know how you manage to do so many things. You are a wonder woman!
I have a new blog if you want to visit.
http://dreamquiltcreate.blogspot.com

Terriaw said...

Oolala, that project looks fun, especially with such lovely colors! I haven't seen that idea of making pie shaped units with HST - very cool! Looks like you've been quite productive lately.

iluvmybugs said...

Thanks for the sneak peek...can't wait to see what you are planning with them!
~Terry~

Mary Ann said...

I love the Pioneer Woman cooking show on tv. Plus I follow her blog also. Love the pie shapes and fabric you are using.

Maria Filomena said...

parece que vai ficar muito bonito!!!
parabéns,
com abraços de MF

Ginny Worden said...

Looking forward to seeing your " pie " blocks. I have been eyeing Sue Daley's " Pies and Tarts" English paper pieced quilt but know that it won't keep my attention, so maybe your technique will be the answer.
I bought Ree's cookbook yesterday and have been enjoying it immensely, hope you do too. Not sure what will bethefirst recipe I try they all sound so good.

Mama Pea said...

Cooking never competes with sewing for me. I can't stand cooking! LOL. have a great weekend.

Colleen said...

PW new cookbook? Im so jealous! I got the first one two Christmas's ago and had to be told repeatedly to put it down and open more presents! LOL!

Sammy said...

Your work is beautiful :) I think I will buy that cookbook, it looks lovely

Jeanna said...

I Heart PW! Looks like you are into 'pies' of all kinds.

I'm intrigued, can't wait to see what you create!

Bari Jo said...

Can't wait to see what your new quilt is going to look like! I love the Pioneer Woman show/website/first cookbook - her recipes are great! Thanks for the heads up that the new cookbook is out! Let us know what you try and how you like it! :O)

Sharon said...

The pie shapes have some real promise especially with the colors you have chosen.
SEW looking for the next step.

OPQuilt said...

I like how you worked those "pies" and the PW cookbook into one post. I'll be interested to see what's cooking' at your place!

Elizabeth E.
Opquilt.com

Carrie P. said...

Can't wait to see this quilt.