Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Now where was I?

   I got side tracked last week on some small projects, but progress has been made on a couple of other things.    The quilting is done on the large quilt of quarter log cabin blocks.  I used a large over all swirl in the center and a vine of leaves and a couple of feathery things in the border.    I will be finishing up the binding today.......and get a sleeve attached too.

   New Let's Book It project:
   The small bargello strips pinned to the design wall.   On to the sewing.....first, I sew in pairs and press.  Then the pairs are joined.....until everything is joined. By keeping things pinned to a design wall I don't get confused and mix up the order.  That is always the challenge in a design like this.

All the rows are sewn here.  I like the gentle flow of this one.

   Fabric choices:  I used 19 fabrics here, and about 8 of them were light in value compared to the rest.  Using more  dark fabrics would give a heavier feel to the piece and I was wanting a lighter piece that captured the sunlight.

   This will rest on the design wall until I find just the right accent and border fabrics.

    So that's where I am.....finishing up and thinking up new things, some baking thrown in, a nap or two, and staying out of the heat.  Happy stitching.


Mary said...

Baking and staying out of the heat sound like good ideas to me too. Love your bargello piece. It will be interesting to see what you come up with for the border.

Terri said...

You've got good ideas! And another pretty quilt.

Janet O. said...

Small projects always sidetrack me. : )
This did just as you wanted--I think it truly captures the light.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I love your bargello. I haven't done one of those for years.

Dana Gaffney said...

The free motion is beautiful, as usual, it has an airy feel to it that I really like. The bargello is beautiful, I've always liked them but yours with the florals is especially nice.

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