|Anders' Beware the Ishmaelites Sampler Quilt, Queen Size|
And so I set it aside for a few years after struggling to make the first giant block without the modern advantages of rotary cutting tools. I paper pieced it, which required taping together multiple pages of newsprint, and if I had it to do over again I would have cut those giant green triangles so they had straight grain instead of bias along the outside edges of the block. Live and learn.
|First and Only Block Completed, MMBB Block 2 at 30 x 30|
I will be piecing the remaining blocks for this quilt using a combination of traditional template methods and foundation paper piecing, in order to deal with the weird measurements.
These are the blocks that are up next:
|MMBB Block 1 at 30"|
|Not In MMBB: Replacement for Block 3 at 25"|
Last but not least:
|Also Not in MMBB: Replacement for Block 4 at 20"|
The biggest blocks make me more nervous than the smallest blocks do. I feel like, once I get these three done for a total of 4 blocks finished and on the design wall, the smaller blocks will come along more smoothly and they should be fun to make.
So, here's my To-Do List for Tuesday!
- Piece the three large blocks for Beware the Ishmaelites quilt as pictured above
- Squeeze myself into the dress I'm planning to wear to a wedding this weekend to ensure that it still fits (I've been stress-eating in anticipation of
abandoningmoving my son into college, so there will probably be Spanx involved).
- Get a pedicure and pack for said wedding.
- Shop for school supplies with Anders, my high school Junior who will be sleeping under this quilt once it's finished. He goes back to school on Monday, as soon as we get back from my niece's wedding.
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I like your replacement blocks, especially the third one. Although I am not a fan of paper piecing, it does make sewing accurate blocks so much easier. Good luck! :)
I admire you for these amazing quilt ideas. I love your color choices. It's been 14 years since I sent my oldest child off to college, 10 years since the youngest with one in between. Now it's weird when the girls come home with husbands and kids!
Isn't starch the coolest thing around? It's like quilter's duct tape. Bias block edges? No problem with some starch. :)
Hey, how are you doing today?
Oh my goodness, those points!!
Look forward to seeing this progress
Your first giant block is amazingly pieced! I'm sure the bias edges will eventually be fine in your capable hands, with all the other superb blocks you are planning. Why do kids insist on outgrowing quilts before they are finished?! :) I need to upgrade my EQ to version 8..... having such a tool at your fingertips is a boon.
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