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Archive for November, 2012

I like both these variations.

 

I’ve been looking at finishing another ufo, unfortunately I can’t find one of the fabrics I require to complete a few more blocks. Why isn’t it in the bag with the completed blocks and other fabric? Good question, I wish I knew! It’s a two fabric quilt so I can’t really use an alternative, I’ll just have to keep digging.

 

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Still a bit busy but some blank spaces seem to improve the design by giving the eye somewhere to rest.

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I’m liking the secondary design here.

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I think this design is just a little bit busy. Interesting though!

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After much sewing yesterday and today I have finally sewn all the components together and I finally have a flimsy. It is a handsome quilt, not pretty but I do like it. You could almost say it has a masculine feel to it but there is a bit of ‘floral’ happening in some of the light background fabrics.

I have enough of the dark blue border fabric left to make some pillow cases, if I can find the enthusiasm. I don’t think I will lol.

 

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I’m still working away slowly on my Double Delight. I’m very happy with the dark blue fabric I chose for the setting triangles. Originally I thought I might use a light blue but I found the dark blue really made the centre pop. I hope to have the top completed this week woopee!! The light blue in the picture is actually a lot more subtle in real life.

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A combination of some of my last blocks in a quilt.

This week I purchased some fabric for the setting triangles and outer border of my Bonnie Hunter Double Delight. Today I stitched several rows together and discovered I am 8 alternate blocks short. I knew I was missing a few but I thought it was 3 or 4. I think when I was tidying up in my work room over the last few weeks that I’ve cut some of the fabric into 2.5″ squares. I can’t even remember where my ‘constant’ fabric for the little 9 patches is. Oh no, this is going to be one tricky finish to a ufo. As for the new mystery starting shortly, well I’ve decided that’s a definite no for me.

How many Bonnie quilts have you started? How many finishes? I know they are very popular and I love them but there is so much work in them. Still I love a good scrap quilt!

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I thought the alternate blocks look a little bit like butterflies fluttering by in the air

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I’m still liking the variations in this series. I think this one is quite dramatic.

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I’ve been tidying up in my sewing room and came across a few blocks I had envisaged as a long term foundation pieced project. I must have started work on this 5 to 10 years ago. When I looked in the bag there were very few blocks completed. I decided to make another 7 and turn it into a small quilt for the babies at the local hospital and then call it done. This one obviously just  wasn’t calling out to me loudly enough. I’m not sure how to quilt it, probably straight lines or swirls or …  drat I can’t decide!

 

I also started work on some border blocks for a quilt I’m working on with a group of friends. They’re supposed to look like this.

 

Here’s my first block trimmed up from the back …. uh oh

 

Looked all right until I turned it over and realised I was focusing on the seam allowances and not on the seams themselves.

 

Lucky I followed the rule about only completing one and then checking your work. It’s a valuable lesson!

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