Wednesday, November 04, 2020

A good day for piecing

 I've been hiding out in my sewing room all day, it seems like a good way to keep myself occupied and do something constructive.  

I trimmed up the Dear Jane triangle that I finished last night.  I totally planned on prepping another one to work on tonight, but I got so caught up in my Starstruck quilt that I never did get to that!.  This morning I sewed all the background triangles to the diamonds.  It was tricky work because some are left halves and some are right halves!  And there are half blocks and three quarter blocks in this quilt.
The center uses one secion each from the eight 3/4 block units.  It was fun arranging them to distribute the colors and prints as well as I could.  Once  got this far, I had to keep going to see what the top would look like!

And there it is!  By this time someone was getting hungry, so I shut down for the evening and cooked some dinner.  It gets a 3 1/2 inch background border around the edges, then it will be ready for quilting.  I guess tomorrow afternoon I will see how I want to use the yardage I have to make a back for this.  I think I'll work on tracing the fusible applique pieces for my Island Batik challenge this evening.  I'm wanting to get ahead on my projects this month because I have some Christmas quilts to work on.  Here's a peek at the fabric I'm using:

They are really outside my box, and I am so excited about how they are going to work in my project!  Isn't it fun sometimes to do something totally different than the usual?  I think so!  

1 comment:

Pamela Arbour said...

That is going to be beautiful. I will look forward to seeing the finish!