Thursday, September 3, 2015

Sedona Star Update

Sedona Star is next in the line-up. Last time I worked on it, I over cut and made extra pieces. Oh well.

This time up, I faced the somewhat daunting task on insetting 9 sets of stars within squares into the earlier star I had completed. 

I was expecting difficulties. But I was pleasantly surprised and it wasn't as difficult as I had expected. Y seams can be tricky - you have to stay out of the seam allowance. No sweat there. 

The problem was that when I trimmed up the blocks from the previous step, it was obvious that the paper foundation was drawn in and I couldn't use the printed seam allowance.   There were a few nips and tucks, but the iron took care of that. It even seems to be laying somewhat flat!

My plan is to prepare the next set of blocks - print the instructions and templates, get the fabric ready, and stow them away until next time in the rotation. This was a quick turn-around, but it felt like a good stopping point.

Keeping it challenging!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Next Up - Tula Pink's 100 Modern Quilt Blocks

Next up in my rotation is Tula Pink's 100 Modern Quilt Blocks. I almost feel like I should be done with this one because our KVQG group decided to make one in black and white for the guild's opportunity quilt (raffle). I just got done (with help) putting frames around the blocks, putting the blocks together in rows and adding sashing and borders. But that was THAT one, and now I am working on THIS one.

I posted about my progress (or lack thereof) earlier and now that TP is in my rotation, I expect that I'll make better progress. My goal this rotation is to have 1-25 blocks done.  So . . 7 blocks this time up.

I'm using PB&J fabric - which I love - and a few other fillers thrown in. I'm cutting the fabric for several blocks at one time and then storing them in snack baggies. When I head to the sewing machine I can knock out a bunch at one time. 

So, here is what I accomplished this rotation:  3 blocks sewn and 5 more blocks cut. Didn't make my goal of completing 1-25, but still made good progress.

Happy Tula!