Friday, October 14, 2016

Mission Accomplished!

I have finished piecing this top. The background pieces were somewhat difficult because they are larger pieces than I am used to handling.  There is also some wrinkling, probably due to the fact that I did not press the seams before each intersecting seams (I fingerpressed), and the inconsistent weights of the fabric. The blue is heavier and stiffer than the shirt fabric. I am sure these issues can be fixed with a little nip and tuck here and there.

I do plan to add some applique in the space above BB8, but want to work on quilting another top that has been pieced and is ready for quilting. In between piecing the final pieces of this quilt, I have bought the backing fabric and washed, ironed and pressed it.  Some piecing is necessary to get it ready before I start to quilt it.

This is a lap size quilt, and the pattern is free from Hunter's Design Studio.

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Saturday, October 1, 2016

Circle 365 Resumes

Hello and welcome back to the Quilty 365 circle project, where I make small circle blocks, presumably one a day until I have made a whole quilt. It is a daily dose of quilty vitamins!

We won't talk about how many I should have finished by now. I had not cut any more background pieces , mostly because I was thinking that I should have some pieced backgrounds to make it more interesting.  But that made it harder to motivate myself to just throw some fabric on the background and get it done.  I decided to cut some pieces to shock some life back into the project.  There will be pieced background blocks sometime in the future.

Block 168

Most of the blocks in this batch use fabric scraps I received from another quilter.

Block 169

This means that they match each other very well. Hopefully they will blend into the quilt.

Block 170

A circle made out of lines and a decorative stitch. If you squint, you might make out the circle.

Block 171

Pretty, springy block.

Block 172

Bambi wants to remind me that it is now entering fall and it is getting colder outside.

Block 173

Kanga reminds us that it is now springtime in Australia.


Adrinka Block

I have caught up with the Adrinka blocks.  I've prepped the next block, but do need to sew it down.

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