Before I embarked on the new project, I decided to treat myself to another Feathered Star block - I just felt like having a break from all the FMQing - and a bit of careful and precise piecing was just the ticket. My LQS The Country Yard has a monthly stitching Saturday - so along with a few of my monthly Saturday quilting buddies, we enjoyed a lovely day out, stitching, talking,and catching up with Kerryn newly returned from Quilt Market. I took my cut out squares and triangles, and started piecing up some of the units.
|Even after a few more days of sewing, I've still got quite a bit more to do. I tend to do one seam at a time... and enjoy each little perfect interlocking point.|
It was only a short hop skip and jump to cutting up some of those fabrics and FINALLY using my new Simple Curves curved ruler and mock Double Wedding Ring pattern. I'm amazed that I hung out this long!
I could be in LOVE! First there was one...
And then there was TWO!
The background is a beautiful Moda Weave... a printed woven pattern with a bit of a sheen... kinda almost. This silvery beige is the perfect compliment to the assorted prints I've accumulated - it's got a vintage vibe that I'm really happy with.
In my mind I see applique in the background square which is formed by four blocks meeting up. I just haven't figured out exactly how I'm going to do it. I also need to work out what fabric I'm going to use for the alternate blocks triangle corners (instead of the black/white sketch). Perhaps a solid? Or a dark print? Any ideas???
This weekend I want to spend a bit of time sorting through my BOM stitcheries... funnily enough they don't seem to get done when you have them packed away. And the Tokyo Subway quilting is still waiting for the second half to get started. Plenty to keep me busy!
What are you up to this weekend?