Wednesday, January 18, 2023

A Number of Updates

 Good day and welcome to my blog.  I am back after a bit.  I've been busy at the day job but I have made some progress on some projects.  Sadly no finish to report.

First of all:  I have bought some fabric and cut more pieces for several projects in the works.   Start of projects in this quilt post.

Here are my piles of cut fabrics, holding down the end of my working surface:

Some finished flying geese units on the right.

In addition I have some finished block units.  I am working with late 1800's reproduction fabrics, and have two projects in progress.  Finished blocks are living in this cookie tin:

The flying geese units in 1930's pastels are going to form Dutchman's puzzle blocks, like this:

That green unit doesn't have as much contrast between "goose" and "sky" - a challenge when working with these kinds of pastel fabrics.  We'll see how all the units looks like in the end, and I may border the blocks with sage green sashing - you know, the kind of green associated with this time period.  It will, I hope, make the background or 'sky' pop a bit.

My inspiration for this project is a quilt I finished recently - in different fabrics.  My son is now using this quilt.

Finally, more progress on a columns-style quilt.  The beginning of the project shown in this post.

Here is my current situation, laid out on the floor, not all sewn together yet:

You get the idea.  The fabric in the blue setting triangles will be used in the border, maybe 2-3 inches wide, and the binding will be the same blue.  I like the way this is turning out.

Linking up with Midweek Makers, Wednesday Wait Loss, Needle and Thread Thursday, Can I get a Whoop Whoop, Nina-Marie,  Finished or Not at Alycia Quilts, Oh Scrap at Quilting is more Fun than Housework.

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Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter said...

I love reproduction fabrics, but haven't made anything with them in years. I so enjoyed looking at your projects that use them! The Columns quilt is so close to a finish I'm really enjoying it. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

Miaismine said...

Wow! It looks like you’ve been making kits for your future sewing! I love to do that as it makes the sewing go faster.
Your flying geese are so colorful! I love 30’s fabrics!
How big are your blocks that are living in your cookie tin? They’re precious!
Your columns quilt is so interesting – great form and colors!
Happy stitching!

viridian said...

The larger blocks with corners are 4.5 inches unfinished. The half square triangle blocks are 3 inches unfinished.

Sylvia@Treadlestitches said...

So organized! Neat stacks of quilt pieces always make me just itch to sew! You have some gorgeous quilts in the works.

Vicki in MN said...

I love your neat stacks of scrappy goodness and wow your blue quilt is going to be spectacular! said...

Your column quilt is spectacular! That blue fabric you used in the border frames the design beautifully.

Nann said...

I would never have guessed how the columns blocks were made. Very interesting! I have had and maybe still have some of those 30s prints (getting to vintage status as repros!).

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