Monday 10 May 2021

The Quickstep Quilt

So, I'm planning my next project already ... in my head and on here; I can't work on more than one english paper piecing project at once or I'd never finish anything.

Some years ago I made my Foxtrot Quilt - these are some of the blocks:

I loved that each component was stand-alone and then appliqued onto linen, as I really felt that progress moving along, as opposed to the TulaNova Clashanova Quilt which seems to build much more slowly, even though it's broken down into mini units.

I cut all my own templates and stitch basted for the original (never again) so this time I've decided to give Eppiflex templates a go ... It's quite the initial outlay, but as they are made of mylar, you can use a basting glue pen and are re-usable a bazillion times, I think it's a pretty good investment. I bought mine from Sew Hot Fabrics.

I started with the designer pack which has about 240 templates (it says 200 but there were more).
As you can see they are transparent (really annoying if you drop one) which makes them fantastic for focus cutting.  I also bought a 3/8" ruler to add seam allowances (from Lovely Jubbly Fabrics) cos, you know, gadgets.

I've since added 1 1/2" squares and crowns to the mix.

This is my current moody broody board (it's ever changing)

I still have a ton of gingham fabric in my stash and I'm enjoying this paper piecing lark, as it is a great wind-down from work, so I want to have another go. 

Please welcome to the floor, the Quickstep Quilt
 slooooooow-quick-quick, slooooooow-quick-quick

Sunday 9 May 2021

TulaNova Clashanova Quilt

This year's first slow stitching project, the TulaNova english paper pieced quilt started 21st March 2021. In celebration of my current #pinkhairdontcare mode, she's a bit of an eyeful, so I've renamed her TulanovaClashanova ...

I'll be adding to this post as I progress and then I'm planning a post on notions and mistakes along the way

Fabric: @alisonglass Cross stitch in Green and Ruby, 
@kokka.fashion_textile @missmelodymiller Mustang canvas linen, 
@michaelmillerfabrics Ta Dot from scrap bin

Fabric: Stars: @tulapink limeade & cosmo from @lovelyjubblyfabrics
Diamonds in @alisonglass #sunprint2021fabric in Cosmo Tuesday & Moss Tuesday from @thepurplestitches

Stars: #konasolids Parrot & Bright Pink from stash

Fabric: @makoweruk #makowerspoton yellow on green & purple on pink from @thepurplestitches

Fabric: Denim print - Libs Elliott Phosphor Alien Green & Glow Pink from @lovelyjubblyfabrics

Fabric: Pentagons: @alisonglass cross stitch in Garden & Ruby from @lovelyjubblyfabrics

Fabric: Inner Pentagons @robertkaufman Remix chevron from stash @alisonglass

She's giving me Nelson Riddle blaring brass arrangements:

Fabric: Pentagons: @alisonglass cross stitch in Garden & Ruby from @lovelyjubblyfabrics
10 point Diamonds: @tulapink #tulapinktruecolors hexy in Juniper from @cottonpatchuk
Stripey Diamonds: from stash
Stars: #konasolids Parrot & Bright Pink from stash

Fabric: Stars : #makowerfabrics spot on - purple on pink and yellow on green
Diamonds: @michaelmillerfabrics ta dot in Moss, pink dot unknown, all from stash

Notions: silicone bobbin hugger (great for stopping the unravelling) and generic snips from Amazon; @sewtites magnetic pins from @lovelyjubblyfabrics

Two more rounds to go ... I may be some time ....


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