Tuesday, January 31, 2012

my WIPs

I hope you had a wonderful week full of progress on your WIPs. My week was pretty good.

I finished working on my Stars in Your Eyes quilt. I expected to work on this quilt a lot longer than I did but it turned out not to be as complicated and intricate as I thought at first. You can read more about it here.

I'm also very excited about my first few attempts at foundation paper piecing. Boy, is that addictive!!! I absolutely love all those perfect points and straight lines. I first started with a simple block using Tamiko's template.

Then I was time for more challenging blocks.

First it was flying geese using what is now my very favorite fabric line Half Moon Modern by Moda, and Kona Ash. I am so happy with how this block turned out. It was not easy or quick as I had to rip out a lot of seams and redo one part of the block completely, but it was so worth it. I'm going to turn this block into a pillow. It will live in our family room/ dining room/ my sewing room.

This teapot block (using Ayumi's template) was not as successful as the flying geese one, but I still kind of like it. It's much smaller and that made it a lot harder to get all those skinny pieces of fabric to line up properly. I'm thinking of making a potholder out of this guy and I'm hoping that once it's quilted all its imperfections will be less visible. Also, I'm going to go with patterned fabric for the background, next time. Yes, there's going to be a next time. Because, I am so hooked!!!

So, that's what I managed to sew this week. The rest of my projects are untouched, my Single Girl quilt is one week closer to being a UFO again. I wish I could just make myself finish it and be done. But, I'D RATHER BE PAPER PIECING!!!

Have  a wonderful day, Svetlana.

7 comments:

  1. Love your stars quilt, Svetlana! It's so unique! And that teapot block does look challenging! ;-)

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  2. Wow, you've been paper piecing like crazy! Love the circle of geese blocks, that's one of my favorites.

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  3. Love those stars, they looks awesome! And that tea pot is too cute! Okay everything looks great, good work!

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  4. The stars quilt is fabulous. Love all your paper pieced blocks, I really am going to have to try paper piecing again, they look so good.

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  5. Congrats on the finish, and love all the paper piecing (but then I'm a freak that actually prefers paper piecing to regular piecing lol)

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