Monday, April 27, 2015

Focus - Round 6

I am finally caught up with my Nesting that is such a good feeling. The next clue will be revealed next Thursday so this can rest till then. The clue for April was to "repeat". My repeat is more flying geese. This time around the little landscape. They are half scale to the ones around the word, so only 1 inch by 1/2 inch. They are indeed tiny and took just as long to make as their larger version. I love the precision of paper piecing but do not really enjoy the process, especially pulling off the paper at the end.
 Here are all the components of the the quilt so far. There are two more rounds so there will not be much more added but I am coming up with a few things. I am not really pleased at how the current layout looks so I am considering some options. This is where I really need to make a makeshift design wall so I can see what this looks like every day for a few days and just play with it.

Here is a close up of the cone flower and the miniature flying geese.

Now that this is caught up I need to focus on some projects for a few challenges. This quilt has really pushed me back into daily working so I am now focused and rearing to go with the first challenge that I designed a few months ago. I just need to take the design and make it into a finished quilt. The design is really a huge step in the process so now to just do the work.


Shelley: the Dread Pirate Rodgers said...

"...I love the precision of paper piecing but do not really enjoy the process, especially pulling off the paper at the end...."

AARRGGGHHHHH!!! You're just like Tom! You don't listen to me either!

Gosh, Ami .. how many times have I extolled the virtues of *FREEZER* paper piecing, especially with respect to the fact that you do NOT need to remove small paper pieces at the end?

With freezer paper piecing, the ENTIRE template comes off as one large piece AND you can *reuse* it until the freezer paper no longer sticks to the fabric!!

I feel I must come visit you jut to beat you about the head and shoulders!! :-)

Sewing Up A Storm said...

Shelley right you are! I will have to refresh that technique and make a sample and see what I can do with that..........thanks for the reminder!!!!! Please no beating though I promise to fly right from now on.

What Comes Next? said...

this is looking amazing! I'm with Shelley! Freezer paper paper piecing is the way to go!

MQuilter said...

I love the Flying Geese bordering the hills and the prairie flower, very pretty.