Monday, October 20, 2014

Catching up a bit….

The last two weeks have been crazy busy!!   I had the privilege of speaking at the Hall County Quilter’s Guild one Monday and then teaching a one day Machine Quilting Workshop on the Tuesday.   It is so much fun to visit different guilds and meet new quilters!!

Even with everything else, I have been able to finish the piecing on the Pinwheel baby quilt.

I have had to be SUPER careful with the piecing because every single non-matching point would show terribly.   Consequently, I meticulously planned which direction each seam would go and pinned like I have never pinned before…..

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As I took each piece off of the design wall, I made sure that each corner was pinned in place…..

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Then as I sewed the pinwheel points, I sewed another line just outside my original stitching….

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….which meant that I had some wonderful extra pinwheel parts!!!

I used those extra bits and made a bunch more pinwheels and then  started playing with border ideas…..

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After about an hour or so, my eyes gazed across this piece of gradation fabric from Caryl Bryer Fallert…..

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When I put it up on the design wall, I knew that it was the way to go….

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The only problem was that I didn’t have very much of the gradation, so some very careful cutting and piecing ensued!!!   Eventually, the top was finished….

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I quickly put together a back…..

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….and now just have to do the quilting!!    I am thinking that I will do some “circle-esque” designs in the plain blocks to echo the design in the fabrics.

Hopefully I can get back to this one early in the week!!!!

3 comments:

Sylvia said...

Ooh, that ombré border is goooorgeous!

Maggi said...

This is such a pretty quilt. I really like the addition of the pinwheels in the border and the gradation fabric is a perfect choice.

Karen said...

You have had a busy time.
The quilt is looking wonderful. Great decision on the border.

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