Leanne, at www.quiltmekiwi.blogspot.com !!!!! Congratulations Leanne, and send me your mailing address and I will send you these lovely threads. I do hope you enjoy the YLI #8 Pearl Cotton threads as much as I have.
I have been working this week on my snail trail border for my Doh-si-Doh quilt. These little 3" blocks are quite a challenge and I had to come up with some organizational ideas to keep me straight. Soon I will show my paper piecing process, but first I would like to share how I got organized to make the blocks.
Next was setting up the layout of the block. I kept getting my pieces in the wrong order, so I printed out the block on cardstock, and labeled my fabric A and B. A blank meant background. Since this is a border, I just needed the two colors.
I sew these blocks in sets of two, a top block an a bottom block. This is the card for the Top, and the bottom card is similar. These cards are my life line in piecing the blocks, which get very confusing with all the twists and turns. Anyone of you who have ever done a snail's trail block know what I mean.
Well that is all for now, more to follow on the paper piecing process. Hope this gave you all some ideas on how to organize your piecing process.
Thanks for stopping by,
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
So here I am taking the last hand quilting stitch on my Circus Stars Quilt !!! I have it bound, labeled and washed now and neatly folded away from cat hair until I can get my daughter to help me get some nice pictures. More to follow.
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These are tiny little pieces, as you can see in this picture of the four patch that is in the center of the block. The penny would actually cover up the four patch if I laid it on top of it. The fabrics are the same I used in the quilt and I thought this would make a nice border, but WHAT WAS I THINKING!!!!! Seems like I can turn the simplist of projects into a challenge.
Here are all the tiny pieces sorted in sandwich bags - the only way I can keep from losing them. I am piecing by paper piecing using an add-an-eighth ruler. I will show more on this process later.
Well, that is it for now. Please enter the drawing as I know you will love these threads.