I have been working on a second blue and orange mountain majesty quilt to replace the one I donated the Wanagi Wolf Rescue last year. I have the blocks all pieced and up on the design wall. Now I need to move them around and figure out the final setting.
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Monday, June 13, 2016
I just began sewing and somewhere along the way the blocks got laid out differently. Yes they are nice and look good but after posting my photo yesterday I went back to the inspiration photo and............oh no!!!!! The blocks are not the same and although they are nice it is not what I intended. I did not really want to make two quilts so I got out the seam ripper "Jack" and spent the evening taking off the 6 blocks on each side. This morning before work I began resewing and finished up this evening. I finally got it finished and below is the look I wanted. Lesson learned............always keep the inspiration photo close to make sure it is correct.
So what is your limit of what you would fix?
Sunday, June 12, 2016
I got to spend some time sewing this weekend and decided I just wanted to get this new wall hanging into a finished top. Points like this are pretty darned fussy to get right so I had to take my time and occasionally had to unpick a few places and resew to get the points nice and crisp. I am pleased at how this looks and hope to be able to do the quilting soon so I can enjoy this over my desk at work.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Remember this from last post. It is my new project. I cut the squares at 9 inches but when I designed the quilt motif (yes I actually think about the quilt design from the get go on many projects) I need it to be divisible by 1/4" so the blocks got a trim after they were sewn into half square triangles. I cut them to 8 inches and subcut them and voila!!!!!
Monday, June 6, 2016
I made really good progress on the applique of my nesting robin and now it is stalled again. I need to prep the little circles. Hopefully I will get them done soon so I can move onto the next border.
The sheep quilt is ready to quilt. The backing and batting are already on the longarm. I just need to get the top tacked on and start the quilting. Once I get going it should go fairly quickly.