Monday, April 22, 2013

Slow progress

Good Monday morning!  Hoping that everyone had a good weekend.  Did you get all your goals accomplished?  I didn't....Yeah!  Well the way I see it I might as well be happy about it because whining will not make it any better.  So a big round of applause for those of us with to many projects....WhooHoo!  Anyway...Some progress was made on my Ultimate Super Scrap Happy quilt.  It seems that the seams on this one are quite tricky.  Solving the problem by clipping them the Jo Morton way in order to make them lay flatter and in the right direction. 
 
See how the seam below is clipped right up to the stitches but not cutting the stitches.  A little extra CAREFUL work but well worth the effort.  I know your wondering why I used different color thread for piecing.  Well I needed the bobbins that were full of thread.  So if haven't used that color in awhile I use it for piecing, please don't tell the quilt police!  The last time I got by with a warning, not sure what type of citation comes after that, rotary cutter suspension?, confiscation of my colored thread?
My design wall is 4x8, doesn't hold much.  I'm thinking about making one whole wall in the studio a design wall.  Crawling around on the floor just isn't working so well anymore.  Almost to the halfway point on piecing. 
Still undecided on the borders, they always give me troubles.  There's plenty of HST's left to work up a border.


My other on going project is getting closer to done also.  Its been moved inside for the many layers of paint and sealer.  Today will be the last coat!  FINALLY!  
 
This made me really sad...I wasn't going for the antique crackle look but some how I got it on top of the dresser.  Its staying because fixing it would mean more time.  So we'll just say it adds character to the room!  TADA!  Problem solved!
I'm linking up with Judy for design wall Monday today.  Hop on over to check out what others are working on!
Until next time "Quilt out of your Comfort Zone!"
Lea

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14 comments:

  1. What a really pretty and light quilt this is going to be. Are those flowers appliqued? Lovely.

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  2. Found you through Link on Judy's blog. Lovely quilt! Plus i think your furniture looks wonderful. Enjoy your week!

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  3. This quilt is beautiful. Such a simple design, just half square triangles and applique blocks but together they add up to a stunning quilt. The double HST setting is unique!

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  4. How about sewing the leftover HSTs into pinhweels for the border? That would look less jaggedy and would complement the pinwheels at the block intersections.

    I have an urge to try decorative painting though I am a terrible painter. I bought three oak chairs at a garage sale this weekend that I can use for practice.

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  5. Your quilt is turning out gorgeous! Love the flower blocks!
    BTW, perfect crackle finish, love it :-)

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  6. Since I refer to our home as being in Podunk Center I know exactly about where you are! I love the quilt and admire your painting ability.....I seem to be a one trick pony myself, so if it is not a quilt it's not for me. I like solid borders on a busy quilt, but then an appliqued vine would be very nice, too.

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  7. I like the double triangle border but it makes for a lot of sewing.

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  8. Your quilt is fabulous...looking forward to seeing the finish. It is stunning already! Love the double border, but anything would work because it's just so darn pretty! Well done!

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  9. I love your quilt. Also love the applique!

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  10. Your quilt is pretty and very springy. I love the colors and the setting. Great job. I've become a "FOLLOWER" of your blog.

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  11. Love your applique quilt. Is it fused or needle-turned or machined? I've been working on an applique quilt too. They are definitely slow going.

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  12. Your quilt is amazing! The combination of applique blocks with all those HSTs is perfect.

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  13. Beautiful quilt that you are working on. I won't tell the quilt police about your thread - I have bright orange in mine right now (oops)

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