Paper Piecing · Quilting

What’s Going On

Hi Everyone,

I didn’t get much quilting done over the weekend.  I went to the International Quilt Festival in Houston TX.  That was quite an event.  There was so much stuff to see my head was spinning.  I bought a ruler foot for my machine and watched the demonstration.  I will see if it will work as easy as it looked for me.  I will post about it when I give it a try.

I took a few pictures to share.  This one is called Arches by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry. She has quite a few pictures and bio on her website.  Her fine art quilts are amazing.  I loved the colors in this quilt.  They are soothing to me.  The card said that it was from a photo of the Baptistery of St. John in Pisa, Italy.  It’s as if you are looking up from below.  I think it is just wonderful.

Arches_400k

On to my projects, my mom helped me sew a jelly roll together.  She sewed them in 4 strip, strip sets.  This was a big help. She then brought them to me unpressed.  She had some projects she wanted to work on as well.   I’ll take whatever help I can get.  I pressed them and sewed the strips together.  I found no buckling once I had them all sewed together.  I was happy about that.  I used the Stack and Flip Tutorial by Jenny Doan.  The fabrics were a Benartex Dreamscape jellyroll and Moda black.  It couldn’t have been any easier.  I added the extra strip she suggested and have leftover strips to make into binding.  I would like to see the quilting finished on this quilt before the end of the month.  I would say binding also, but I’m not very fast and have another project I am working on also.  Quilt Top

I did get some more paper pieced blocks done.  I’ve done all the large circle of geese and have a few of the medium geese done.  I would at least like to try to get the three circles of geese done before the end of the month.  I haven’t taken any more pictures of them.  They all  look just about the same.  Those are large ones in the picture.  The color repition on the medium geese will be blue, green, and red.  Since I am new to paper piecing, I am hoping that I am doing this right and my blocks will go together fairly correct.  I am concerned that they won’t fit right after all the work I’m putting in.  I am following the directions as close as possible.  I will stay confident until any issues arise.  I anticipate all my quilt blogger friends I am making will come to my rescue if necessary.  They have all been so encouraging during my project so far.

 

I’m linking up to:

One Monthly Goal

Main Crush Monday

Linky Tuesday

To-Do-Tuesday

Midweek Makers

Let’s Be Social

UFO Progress

Wednesday Wait Loss

WOW

Needle and Thread Thursday

That’s all I have for now.  Thanks for stopping by.

Cherie

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30 thoughts on “What’s Going On

  1. They will fit together correctly as long as you don’t trim into the stitch line and have the geese templates in the right direction. To ease your worries, take one of the completed large templates (such as template A) and one of your completed medium templates (template B), line up your stitch lines and place pins in both corners. Refer to photo 8 in the directions. Secure using the dots of glue or straight pins, making sure to keep the stitch line corners lined up and stitch. Press open.

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  2. Going to the International Quilt Festival is on my bucket list… and that quilt is amazing! Wow! I love your strip quilt, those colors are so vibrant against the black background. Your foundation piecing looks fantastic; I can’t wait to see that come together into your quilt top! Thank you for linking up with To-Do Tuesday this week!

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  3. I’m really enjoying your posts and really admiring your efforts, I love the rainbow quilt too and am inspired by your courage with paper piecing. Also, I have no idea what a ruler foot is so look forward to the post on that one.

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  4. That jelly roll quilt is wonderful! Love the bright colors and with the black, they simply pop! The flying geese are awesome. And what a quilt they will make! Stunning. Thanks for linking up to Wednesday Wait Loss.

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  5. Your strip quilt is a nice bright spot on a grey day. The circle of geese is going to be fabulous! Keep plugging away. I’m sure everything will fall into place.

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  6. Well what a fun and interesting blog today, love that rainbow quilt top, visited Dona and watched her tutorial then was side tracked by many others as well LOL Thought the toboggan sheet was a very good idea to put under your quilts when quilting them. Sadly we can not buy them in OZ. Carly’s quilt is breathtaking and you really get the feeling you are looking up in to the centre of the cathedral. Thanks so much for sharing that photo. Happy Sewing Glenda OZ.

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