Saturday, April 23, 2011

Mostly cutting stuff up - a little quilting too.

Trimmings quilt in progress
I decided to set the small log cabin blocks I showed you in the last post on a Kona Coal background. I sewed them down like a ticker tape quilt, which is also like raw edge applique.

Now I am making pebbles/bubbles around them. The variegated gray thread is interesting on the dark background.
Trimmings quilt, the quilting has started

I am hopeful that this will turn into an interesting wall quilt. It is rather compelling, making these circles, I expect I will finish this part soon.

Other than this, I have been cutting up stuff:

  •  I cut up the dark gray, the white back and the batting for this project.
  •  I cut up the sashing and the small accent bits for my Supernova Quilt. 
  • I cut up 8 more backs and batting for the Bloggers Block-a-palooza blocks. 
  • I cut up 6 backs for my Lily's Quilts QAL giant dresdens.
  • Today I bought new batting for the giant dresdens, so that now needs to be cut too.

I am not fond of the cutting part of quilting.

Soon all those projects will be in line for quilting too. Good thing I like the quilting part.

Oh, and after everyone was burned using the old oven mitts, I felt compelled to make something we actually needed.
People were getting burns!

I hope you find time for some relaxing over this Easter weekend.


ps I have linked to {Sew} Modern Monday, there are more interesting projects over there, just click the button.
{Sew} Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations


MariQuilts said...

Looks like you've been's looking good, and oven mitts too, wow. said...

you've been busy and you make very pretty things.

Manda said...

I hate the cutting part too! That fabric is perfect for oven mitts!

Sheila said...

I have been doing heaps of cutting to make kits in the shop I work in - makes a big difference with a fresh blade, otherwise a chore. Love the oven gloves.

Anonymous said...

Love the pebble FMQ. Great job!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

love it....the quilting stands out so nicely

Unknown said...

Oh my! I love those mitts!

paisley and lace said...

What a lovely quilt. Very artistic. I love it.

Megan said...

Love that kitchen stuff! Yummy fabric! Thanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday!