|More Triangles Ready For the Wall|
|I Should Have Left Out the Peppermint Extract. It Tasted Like Chocolate Toothpaste Cake.|
I prewashed my fabrics so one thing slowing down my cutting is that I have to press and starch each piece of fabric before I start cutting into it. I'm a fervent believer in starch for precision piecing anyway, but I knew I wanted to start out with starched fabric for this project in particular to control the tendency of all of those long bias edges to want to stretch.
|My Ancient Chinese Secret: Spray Starch|
|Fussy-Cutting My Kitty Cats|
|Fabric Edge Is Torn, Print Is Slightly Off Grain|
|Cutting First Pair of 30 Degree Triangles from Double Layer of Cat Snacks Fabric|
|Cutting Second Pair of Triangles From The Same FQ Strip|
|Future Triangles Waiting in the Wings: Needing to be Starched, Pressed, and Chopped Up|
Anyway, this was just supposed to be a "quick" post, so I'm signing off now. I'm linking up with:
- · Let’s Bee Social at www.sewfreshquilts.blogspot.ca/
- · Midweek Makers at www.quiltfabrication.com/
- · WOW WIP on Wednesday at www.estheraliu.blogspot.com
- · WIPs With Friends at www.mamaspark.blogspot.com
with all that you have been doing it is a wonder you get done with what you do!! Hope you have enough fat quarters for all the pieces you need.
You were definitely right that each row's contrast must be one fabric to set off the prints well. That cake was looking good until I read the fine print. I didn't use to think there was any such thing as 'bad chocolate' but you may have achieved it. New follower to your blog, looking forward to much entertainment as you channel things I'm afraid to say out loud.
It is amazing how much we pack into a day and don't realize it until it's written down. What a great quilt design! I'm looking forward to watching your progress and seeing all of the gorgeous fabrics you've chosen to use. Enjoy the process!
Yay for another slow and steady wins the race quilter... :-) And yep, real life does definitely mess with progress in the sewing room... but homemade soup! I did two different ones over the past week, and they are so good, and have leftovers, bonus, so that frees up some real life time to spend in the sewing room (or on the computer eye roll) Loving where your triangles quilt is going, and YES! so annoying when the fabric is printed off-grain.
That is such a perfect description of these fabrics--FEAST FOR THE EYES! I am trying to be on a fabric diet for a little while so I will enjoy seeing these wonderful saturated colors on your blog. Keep 'em coming!
You made me laugh!!! Chocolate Toothpaste Cake! Looks like you're having fun with your triangles! Happy Creating!
The triangles look really fun, but I more enchanted with that cake - yummy!
heeee :D I prefer my chocolate without toothpaste in it. I can never taste mint in chocolate without toothpaste being the predominant mental experience. But it's such a gorgeous cake! Your triangles look awesome - I would sure love working on this fun, perky project. I'm like you in my attention to detail; I'll work slower and take more pains to make sure prints are straight, repeats matched in backing seams, etc. I think those are the things that make a quilt exceptional. And boy, am I glad I found your blog :)
I enjoyed reading through your blog and following the process of ironing and cutting your triangles. I have the same fabric as your cat food cans and more from the same fabric line. I'm looking forward to seeing your progress in the future! I'm glad you're enjoying the process.
Thanks for linking up! Your triangles are so neat! I didn't realize how large they are. That bundt cake looks amazing!
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