|Five More 4" Sawtooth Star Blocks Finished!|
|Assembly Line Piecing Setup|
|Piecing In Progress|
Basically I'm just chain piecing. I'll sew one patch onto each foundation, working from left to right so I'm doing the same piece on each block. I can work faster that way without having to think too much about what I'm doing. Then I clip them off the machine, retrim the seam allowance, press them open, and do the next four patches.
|Foundation Pattern Sections Lined Up for Chain Piecing in Order to be Sewn|
I covered all of the foundation sections this way, then starched and trimmed them all, put that seam guide on the machine, and then VOILA! Four perfect sawtooth stars came together before my very eyes.
Seriously; this is SO MUCH FUN. I feel sorry for people who aren't quilters.
Here's what the baby quilt looks like in progress right now, up on my design wall:
|Four More Stars To Go!|
I am loving it! As for those red bleeder blocks, I think I am going to set them aside and experiment with the Retayne, Synthrapol and Color Catchers later when I have more time. The dark orange blocks I made yesterday make me feel less urgent about the need for red blocks, and I have several more marbled fabrics that I'd like to use instead.
Four more sawtooth stars, then the blocks and sashing strips get sewn together, then I add a border, and then it's time to layer and baste this top for quilting. I would so love to quilt this on a long arm machine...
Don't know whether I'll get into the studio today, though. Doctor's appointment at 9:30, then some work to get done in my office and samples to pick up from the showroom for a design client's presentation tomorrow afternoon, plus lots of music to work on.
Happy Thursday, everyone! I'm linking up with:
· Needle and Thread Thursday at http://www.myquiltinfatuation.blogspot.com/
you are getting there - it will be done before you know it.
It's looking good!
I have to say, you do make it look like fun! And you must tell us what the green plastic card is used for!
I am really enjoying the quilt! The colors are lovely :) If you are having troubles with bleeding fabrics, you might try looking at vicki welsh's site. She is a fabric dyer and has some guidance on how she works with fabrics that bleed. vickiwelsh.com.
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