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