|Quilting Reinforcements - Starch and Candy Corn|
Yes, there is a lot of sewing going on here lately. I'm not sure what is going on, but I'm happy to ride the wave. A fall project is in the works with a flurry of fabric pulling and pattern matching. I'm making a Modern Maples quilt. I have loved this pattern since it came out last year, but it was Erin's photo that pushed me over the edge to get started.
|Fall Fabric Pull|
|Fabric: Field Study by Anna Maria Horner|
This quilt will be lovingly draped on the back of our new sofa. I chose a ton of different prints and colors and I didn't stop until it flowed just right. I'm all about color these days and I'm not picky about how I get it. A pink cheetah print for a Maple Leaf? Why not! The solid is a natural linen from my stash and I realized after I cut out all my blocks that I don't have enough for the spacer blocks. That raises some
|Background Alternates: Essex in Pumpkin and Grey|
Sewing in snippets of time, mostly late at night has its advantages; it's cool and quiet, there are no interruptions and there is room to spread out. It also has its disadvantages - I get tired. That's when this happens. Another "design element"? I'm not so sure.
Modern Maples is a pattern by Amanda Jennings for the book, Pretty in Patchwork Holidays by John Adams. It's also available as a free project from the Lark website.
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Pretty quilt idea Adrianne:) I can't manage late night sewing anymore...I am tired around 9!ReplyDelete
For good reason! ; )Delete
Do you wash your fabric and then spray starch on before sewing? I'm very new to quilting. I'm piecing a giant lone star in Christmas fabrics. I didn't wash before hand though. I wondered what would happen if you pieced the top, washed then quilted?ReplyDelete
Hi Ana, it's ok that you didn't wash your fabric first. Now that you've started, you should wait to wash your quilt as the very last step, after the quilting and the binding.Delete
I do not usually pre-wash my fabric. I use spray starch to add stiffness to the fabric. It makes cutting and piecing the fabric easier and more accurate. I especially like using it when working with linen which tends to wrinkle and stretch out of shape as you work with it.
Can't wait to see this one all together!! I completely feel you on the late night sewing, I'm definitely prone to make more mistakes at night! :)ReplyDelete
It's so true! It's a trade off, I make more mistakes, but I get a bigger chunk of time to play.Delete
Now I've got the Facts of Life theme song stuck in my head... you take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have...
It is nice to know I am not the only one who sees things on backwards. Being tired and quilting do not always go together.ReplyDelete
Thank goodness for the humble seam ripper, right?! : DDelete
I see a rooster leaf:ReplyDelete
Ha! Ok, ok, I see the rooster now. : )Delete