Focus on 4th of July
As I said Tueaday, my goals for September are to wrap up some "easy" projects while I work on my Paula Nadelstern sample quilts. Paula's fabrics arrived Wednesday and they are washed.
After making the puppy quilt I decided that the cats need some equal time so I think my first "Paula" quilt will be a Kindle of Kittens. Each kitten will be a different symmetry print and the background is going to be a patterned blue. You'll get to see it in November and don't be surprised if it doesn't really look like this! I've got to play with the layout and block size a little more. I'll work on this on my Brother sewing machine. I have the Juki set up to allow myself a few minutes each day to work on my easy projects and the first up is 4th of July. I'm ready to get it done.
I took this project on vacation and I only had these pieces of the border blocks left to make. My friend, Laura, did most of the sewing there but I did get all of these done.
I spent a lot of time relaxing and tearing out paper. A lot of people hate this part of foundation piecing but I really don't mind it.
I use a very short stitch length which helps the paper tear easier. Tweezers are also very helpful. While I piece these I sometimes use a dab of glue stick to hold a fabric in place. A little paper will sometimes stick to the fabric. I don't worry about that at all. It will soften and disappear in the wash. I did have to do a little vacuuming to clean up paper bits that missed the trash bag.
I got all of the blocks done on vacation and this week's goal is to get the top together. Yesterday I got the center together. The colors aren't true. It's a little faded on the upper right because of how I took the photo but I'll get a good one when the quilt is done.
Now to make some kittens!
Tina in NJ
9/6/2019 11:48:18 am
Have fun with the kittens! The Fourth of July quilt looks great!
9/7/2019 08:10:00 am
I am excited about the kitten quilt. Since you are making it with Paula's fabric, it will be quite different than the puppies made with hand dyed waste fabrics.
9/7/2019 09:27:52 pm
I finished my one and only Niemeyer quilt witht the help of friends who finished the blocks. I sewed them together. It is waiting in the too big list of quilts to be quilted.
9/9/2019 07:18:05 am
Those will be some psychedelic kitties! Your 4th of July quilt is fabulous!
9/9/2019 09:35:55 am
This is beautiful!
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.