Monday, May 22, 2017

Zoo Nouveau Progress

Here are some pics of my progress on Zoo Nouveau.
Feathers have been appliqued. Added the cording and additional feather 'eyes.'

I couldn't find an appropriate sized eyelash yarn. I found this one at Michael's.

Sorry for the blurry pic. This is Isaac Mizrahi yarn. I separated the black yarn from the pretty blue/purple/violet strand.

I had to change the placement of the bird and feathers. I had a huge gap, so I improvised. 

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Zoo Nouveau

I have a couple BOM projects to share. I bought the starter kit for the Zoo Nouveau project that the Quilt Show is offering this summer. I chose a color palette that I know will work in my home. Here is the base for the first part of the project.

I am working on the applique pieces. Lots of peacock feathers. More to come.

I also finished the fifth installment in the Red and Cream BOM from Fig Tree Quilts.

I am loving these blocks. Ten blocks done. I hope I can keep up so I will have another Christmas quilt for next year.

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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Star Crossed Flimsie

Another Fig Tree project. Star Crossed using Strawberry Fields Revisited fabric collection.

I love this fabric collection. Another one to add to my pile waiting to be quilted. I really need to retire.

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Finally, some sewing progress

I am really ready to retire. Work just interferes with my sewing time.

I completed the April and May BOM assignments for the Halo Medallion BOM from The Quilt Show. Honestly, those flying geese arcs took! The pattern instructions are very good. I am hoping that this is the most challenging part of this quilt because it pushed me to my limit.

I woosed out and chose to use the kit so I couldn't mess up on fabric selection. I have absolutely no confidence in my ability to put together a beautiful palette like this.

I also finished this month's Red and Cream BOM from Fig Tree Quilts. I love reds and this is a fun project to work on.

That makes eight blocks completed for this project.

This month Fig Tree Quilts is having a contest for quilt blocks in sizes that work with their current BOM's. I designed a 10" finished size block. This is the first time I have ever tried to design my own block. I'm not showing the picture. If I win, I will be happy to share.

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Starlight, Starbright BOM

I added the last border onto Starlight, Starbright BOM today. Ta Dah!

Next step, quilting. I think I will use white thread throughout. I do not want to be changing thread colors all through this.

Has anyone else done a two-color quilt? How did you decide which thread color to use?

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Red and Cream Month 3

I am participating in the Red and Cream BOM from Fig Tree quilts. I should have this top completed in time to have it quilted by next Christmas. That is the plan.

Here are the two newest blocks. #'s 5 and 6:

I drove myself crazy trying to have the zig-zag fabric all in the same direction within each block, but it was not possible. Oh well. I'll just try not to be so obsessive compulsive.

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Starlight, Starbright flimsy

I had a terrible time with this project all the way along. I hate paper piecing, and this project had a lot. Even more than that, I hate templates. I never really understand how to make them fit together. Block #11, I tried three times. I finally gave up on it and made a substitution. I don't have the heart to take any of these apart to correct the mistakes I see. I'll just call this a 30 mph quilt. If you go by it at 30 mph, it looks OK. If you stop and look closely, the errors are apparent.

I can't believe that I didn't manage to get all of the borders on this during spring break week. I didn't take another picture with the borders added. I have one more border to go that will have to wait until next weekend. I didn't even get to touch my Lucey at all during the week. I spent every day working on my BOM projects.

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