As a backup, I have started another project too. It will be a scrap quilt using leftover fabrics from the Phoenix. I think it may end up a bit wild. I have had fun on Illustrator designing foundation pieced patterns for a variety of stars. It would be fun to have every star different. There will be room for some interesting quilting in between the stars. I do not intend to show this one. I don't know how big it will be. I don't know how long it will take. I don't really care. It is just a fun project to have around in the wings when I am working on something more serious.
I am torn between regular paper piecing and paperless paper piecing. I did a partial block with the paperless method, finished it all up and one piece of fabric wasn't enough for the seam allowance so I tossed it and am now doing the block with with paper. Now I think I will try again with the paperless method. I should time the two methods and see which is quicker. I'll think about it!
|Doesn't look like much at this stage.|
I will also be taking a class by Barbara Yates Beasley in mid-May. She does lots of animals both realistically and fancifully. I couldn't pass it up because it will occur right here in my little mountain town. We are supposed to bring fabric scraps, but I am doing my own little dog and I don't use her colors in my quilting, nor do I save a lot of scraps. My daughter said, "Why don't you use some wild colors that you already have?" Well since this is my first class with Ms. Beasley I decided to go realistic. Besides I am drawn to photorealism, so I went out and picked up some appropriate fat quarters. What fun to buy some new fabric! The photo below is the one I am planning to do. I am hoping that those eyes will be the centerpiece.
TIP: If you have a few shekels to spend it is so validating, relaxing, and fun to buy a little fabric (or a lot of it).
|Dixie as a puppy|
Sew a happy seam this week.