Quilt ADD in therapy

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Other than my family, the passion of my life is quilting. An eclectic, I love a wide variety of styles and techniques encompassing both machine and hand work. Instagram: lyncc_quilts

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

WIP - Changing Gears

I'm happy, because this week I get some new colors to work with!  It's nice that I got both Dragonflies fully assembled, and their backs made, but I normally can't stand working with the same colors for that many weeks in a row. Apartment limbo forces changes on my modus operandi, though.

Oh! I also finished the Hawaiian aplique stage of that mini quilt. Unfortunately, all my batting is too far back in storage, and I'll have to wait until we're in the house to move this one forward.



Here is the last UFO project that escaped Deep Storage: "Quiet Rebellion on the Pond."  I named it thus because when I was participating in my old guild's December 2010 block exchange, the layout I liked best broke the rules of how we were supposed to use the required colors. So I made a double set of blocks - one to turn in (that followed the rules) and one the way I liked them. Too bad my phone is taking such pitiful shots today. The colors are much nicer in real life.

Got its box opened and hung the center up.


Printed out the game plan (I'd designed this one in my EQ).



Cut the remaining "yardage" borders.



Went ahead and cut the binding while that fabric was out - LOVE how well it used up the piece, with only these triangles to put in the scrap bin!



Cut lots of squares for the flying geese border - 108 of those white suckers! (I'll use the 4-at-once method.)



And remembered to save some good selvage cuts for my future plans:


Today I will tackle the 108 flying geese that I need for that border!

Go ahead and check out what the others are up to at WIP Wednesday - there's some great eye candy and inspiration out there!

19 comments:

Teresa in Music City said...

Your Hawaiian applique is wonderful! I hope to make one of those one day, but not anytime soon it seems. Isn't it fun to cut into a new project? Even if it's a UFO, it seems new after a while :*)

Marit said...

That Hawaiian applique is so cool. I have to put one of those on my ever growing wish list of things to make some day... How many UFOs do you have in storage, really? They keep popping up one after the other!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I love your Hawaiin piece...beautiful colour. Thank you for your very nice comment on the QAL blocks...appreciate it...have a good day

happydaysquilting said...

I love your Hawaiian appliqué, it's on my do list as well! Your new quilt looks great, well done for such a cool design.

Queenie Believe said...

I really like the quilt you designed on EQ!!! Can't wait to see procees photos.
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

Aubrie S said...

It's really fun to see all the beautiful things you're working on! I love the colors and curves in the Hawaiian applique! I'll have to stop by again to see your amazing piecing work on "Quiet Rebellion."

Susan Being Snippy said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog! I too have a very hard time following rules and often use the same system that you did! Saving selvedges can become quite consuming... I saved them for about 5 years all rolled into a ball - the ball was somewhere between softball and soccer ball size, then I gave it all to a friend because I couldn't bring myself to unroll the ball! i am putting you on my RSS feed so will be back to visit again!

Aunt 'Reen said...

Your applique' piece turned out really pretty! Looking forward to following the progress on this new quilt you've started.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Great Block! You get more done with everything in deep storage than I do with everything out and about.....grin.

Debbie said...

You Hawaiian applique is beautiful. Good luck on all those flying geese.

Sabrina said...

Your observation about getting bored and frustrated when you work with the same color for too long made me realize I am the same way! Also, your Hawaiian applique is gorgeous!

Kate said...

108 flying geese is really only 27 with four-at-a-time. ;) I love your plan and good job on using up that fabric!

marcella said...

Wow, that is a lot of flying geese blocks! Hope you have fun with them. The final quilt looks great - nice that you went ahead and made the blocks the way you wanted them (though did you also end up with a stack of the others?) Nice work on the appliqué - love handwork!

ANudge said...

Wonderful eye candy, Lyn! Love your Hawaiian applique - looks great. And your design is very nice - look forward to seeing it progress. Thanks for linking to Applique Thursday and the giveaway.

jillquilts said...

Way to go on the Hawaiian applique! And I really like the colors for the new quilt. :)

Sara said...

Hope you were able to knock out all the flying geese! I see you have EQ:)

John'aLee said...

Aahhhh...I see some April Cornell fabric in there! You are so industrious. I am envious of your Dear Jane!

Barb said...

I love Hawaiian applique....got some nice projects going there.

Janine said...

Your Hawaiian aplique wonderful :)