― Dr. Seuss
They were prepped but not stitched. So yesterday I needle turn appliqued 14 of them in one day - oops, that's not really how I aimed to pace myself, but better late than never.
Here are all 28 that I've made so far:
I can see this project getting away from me and I really don't want that. The thing that takes some time is my choice to fussy cut the circles. It keeps it interesting for me but takes that extra bit of time.
It will help to have a lot of squares cut way ahead - piles of 4.5 and 2.5 inch blocks. No excuses now!
I got to visit my gifted Auntie Green quilt this week. My daughter and son-in-law have hung it behind their bed. You can see why she selected low volume fabrics - suits their decor so nicely. The set of four quilt tiles on the wall was a birthday gift I made in 2012 (more details if you click on this earlier blog post) .
Happy New Year! Any quilting plans for 2016? As for me - I have
far too many a fair few projects on the go and might scare myself ( and bore you to tears) if I listed them.
But one thing I would like to do, and really need to do - is to improve my piecing skills. I can get accuracy with EPP or foundation piecing, but I want to cut and hand piece blocks with confidence and accuracy too. Practice makes perfect they say, but I want to improve the easy way - with lots of instruction!
Sarah Fielke's BOM caught my eye (sketch image from her website).
It has a mixture of techniques, loads of instruction, and she says there will be (quote from her blog)
"Exclusive access to a private YouTube channel, where video instruction will be provided for each block or technique each month"
I'm in! A private tutor - that sounds just what I need. I've never met Sarah but have seen her excellent YouTube video on Big Stitch quilting and it has been a very useful reference.
Something to look forward to :)