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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

New lizard quilt gets underway

so it is a bit unusual to start a quilt by sorting out the sashing before actually making the blocks but that is just what I have done...I originally started out with thinking I would have a six inch block in between the blocks but gave up in that idea...I then settled on making circles for the sashing and when I visualized it it my mind the sashing just seemed to large at 6" so I cut it down to 4"... 
 
I like the smaller sized sashing rather then the wider this will allow the lizards more of the stage...I originally just drew this concept out on scrap paper during a quiet moment in ER...yes it does happen although rarely

The original design with a cutting layout beside it...excited to get this quilt going as I have been spending long hours cleaning out behind all the sheds on this farm...way to much stuff...hoping my new allure will be along soon and then I really will be quilting

Monday, May 20, 2013

works in progress

true to my nature i just start a quilt and figure out the logistics as i go along...so starting a new lizard quilt but rather then start with the blocks i have started with the sashing between the blocks...why you might ask...mostly because i want to see how it will look so off i started...
so here it is measures 12.5 x 6.5 inches going to be sweet...i used karen kay buckley's perfect circles as templates and machine stitched the gathering thread around the circle about 1/4 inch from the edge with a long stitch, lose tension and hand quilting thread...  
next i made the back for my circles baby quilt so i can get ready to quilt when my new gammill "allure" comes in the next few weeks...oh the joy of 22 inches of throat space...and still be able to touch my fabric...which was why i choose to have a sit down rather then a longarm...i want to touch my fabric....
i finished the may block for my Lucky Stars BOM...this quilt is going to be sweet when i get it finished...started thinking about what kind of sashing i should put between those blocks...but what the heck i have until december so no hurry man