I haven’t done one of these in FOREVER! It’s good to see the progress I’ve made in the past few months though. I feel like I’m getting somewhere.
“Leftovers” – top is finished. Need to pin baste and quilt it. I want to follow the lines of the quilt and do some straight line quilting. I toyed with the idea of filling in the tan areas with feathers but I’m not sure how that would look with all the angles in this quilt. I may trace some stuff out on quilting paper and see how it looks from afar.
Remember this?? I pulled this oldie but goodie out of the drawer on Monday. I began sewing the blocks together and I’m considering what kind of a border I want to do. I have lots of leftover strips and some fabrics I purchased but I’m not completely happy with my fabrics to use them for a border. I’m going to have to order a different dark fabric to use for the border since I want to do a dark inner, light middle, dark outer border for this I think. It’s hard to find that black floral print in the center block “Origins Revitalize Onyx” in stock with enough yardage for a border.
Wow was my piecing horrible a year and a half ago. I really had to pin the heck out of this to get the points to line up. Definitely going on the wall somewhere though – I still think it is beautiful.
I was piecing away Monday evening and started to feel tired but kept going. Then I looked at what I’d just pieced and realized I sewed two blocks out of order together and then sewed the rows together. Ugh! I spent a good 25 minutes unsewing and resewing those. When will I learn to quit when I get tired?
Other Works in Progress:
- Doggie agility ribbon quilt commission
- Wedding memory quilt gift for a friend
- Some machine embroidery on t-shirts, tanks, hats and totes when I have time
- Quilted shawl tutorial
- Hoopsisters Mystery Quilt once my dang batting and water soluble thread comes in