Sunday, July 24, 2011


My big debate Friday was what project (of the millions I've started) that I should work on. 
I started tidying the sewing area while I decided and discovered 2 packets of donations for my wedding ring quilt that had been shuffled under other things. Some were darker or greener than others I'd used, but I was able to blend with pieces from the previous piecing process.  The ones on the left are the new strips and old ones on the right.  The dark ones will undoubtedly stand out...but I'll work on distributing them throughout the rings and hope for the best.
I did finish this block.  Or at least I thought so until I took the photo and realised I'm missing a couple short stems and an eyeball. 

I finally got to start prepping these flowers to go with the bird block.  It was the preview of this applique that got me interested in the QAL in the first place. 
Because I'm making changes to the design lay out, I decided it was in my best interest to use the freezer paper approach instead of my preferred back-basting.  It'll take me a while to get into the groove of this approach.  I threw these together just before I headed to bed...then remembered a couple tricks as I was dozing off that I need to go back and use before I start stitiching. 

Saturday was spent on a fund-raising motorcycle ride.  But I did manage to talk Harley Dude to leave a few minutes ahead of the group so we had time to stop at the fabric shop in Kuna.   I love it when I find gorgeous batiks that I don't yet own.

Today is supposed to be HOT, so it looks like a good day to be piecing at the machine that's by the air vent.


Ann Marie said...

I like to work on multiple projects at once, so I don't get bored with any of them. Your turquoise strips look great, they will all look great in a quilt too. applique blocks are fun, because you can cut out one piece at a time, and if you cut them out in the order you need to attach them, you can attach after cutting out, and never lose your place too.

Anonymous said...

You did a great on the projects you are working on. And nice fabric did you buy.

Marj said...

I am loving both projects that you are working on. The colors are so bright and beautiful. Moving forward on projects is a good thing.

Quilting in the Pines said...

I'm doing a double wedding ring as well. It has a chocolate background and neutral rings. Very different idea. I'll post some when I get closer.

What applique quilt along are the flower blocks?

LesQuilts said...

I was also wondering what quilting pattern the applique block was from?
I like the wedding ring quilt, I think all the rings will look great together!
Take care, Leslie

Julie Fukuda said...

All these projects are so nice and I love the batiks you found.(not that I need any)

ANudge said...

Every photo is gorgeous, Marjorie. I like the colors, the patterns, especially the applique!
I'm going to try the back basting technique on my next AP. Glad I came over from PCG.