Thursday, February 5, 2015

Go With the Flow

I have to give myself a pat on the back, I have had a great start to 2015. Two quilts came to completion and I am working this week to assemble Baltimore Garden.  Once it becomes a flimsie it will go into the closet till fall arrives. It will make a great hand quilting project for next winter.  So what is next.  Well, I do know my next hand quilting project will be my RSC2014 Pickle Dish that I intend to big stitch.  Just need to get it basted and ready to go.  As for piecing I started another quilt out of the book Small Pieces Spectacular Quilts.   Well, this one is called Go With the Flow and I started paper foundation piecing scraps. The paper foundations are 2.5 inches X 10 inches. I plan to sew five of these strips together to make around 15 - 20 blocks.  I haven't worked out the math yet as I want to make this a king to use on my bed.  I started stitching these as a leader and ender project, but once I start stitching I get hooked and it becomes the project of the day. There is something about stitching scraps together!  At first the strips look really wonky and ragged!  But, than you trim off the extra fabric and you have this wonderful beautiful strip of color and each one is different.  Here is what I have so far!  Now to count them up and do the math and see where I am at.  I will also have to choose a solid background  to go with these beauties, I am thinking a shade of gold, but only time will tell.





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  1. What a fantastic project! I love the mix of fabrics.

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    1. I throw it all in, just makes for a more interesting quilt

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    2. I throw it all in, just makes for a more interesting quilt

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  2. OH how I love strings!! Yours are just wonderful, and will make a colorful fun quilt!

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    1. I wish I had discovered strings long ago, they sure make making a quilt top a whole lot of fun!

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  3. Oh they do look addictive! Can't wait to see this one come to fruition.:)

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  4. Wow Carla... love your project! I also love how a leader ender project can take main focus over time as well.. Mine seem to do that as well! Kathi

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    1. Thanks Kathi! I don't ever seem to get them done unless I make them my focus. I guess I don't piece enough.

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  5. oooh, this is going to be spectacular! And where do you find 25" long paper for paper piecing?

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    1. That is 2.5 which is 2 1/2 inches. was just easier to type that way! I use paper out of investment prospectus booklets we get from our investements I don't understand anything in them so I found another use for them.

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  6. You are off to a great start. What a great scrap buster!

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    1. Hope to empty a few grocery bags of strings and small scraps. But I haven't seemed to make a dent so far.

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  7. I really need to just mix all my colors and do that too to try and clear out the overflowing bucket on the floor! Looking good.

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  8. I've been meaning to make a quilt like this for ages - I bought some adding machine tape at the thrift store that should work just right for it. Maybe I can start soon - loved seeing yours.....

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