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Tuesday, February 3, 2015


It's already February and a very long time since my last post.  Christmas is always busy, and that carried on into January for me this year.
I have been stitching on my large boutis, and doing some applique.  I finished a quilt top I have been working on, an original design which I offered to my quilt club in 2014 as a block of the month.
I challenged myself to use fabrics I already had, and sometimes then you have to change what you planned, but overall I am pleased with the result:

The applique is wool on antique linen.  The rest are cottons.  I did learn that it's pointless to try to make such tight curves with a bias, it was just about impossible to get them smooth, so I will make gentler curves in future. The 3" nine patches were made using the technique on Fun with Barb's blog, starting with 4 1/2" squares instead of strip piecing.

I also took a class on making hexies stars with fussy cutting.  I love the result but this technique does take some time, so that will be a long term project.

Here's the first one.  More to come !


Donna in SW PA said...

very pretty!!

hiromi said...

Perfect patch! I am very interested in the technique of English paper piecing. I think it is not well known in Japan yet.

CecileD said...

Love your quilt !! And your block with fussy cutting is so amazing !!
I couldn't go to Pierrefeu because it's too far from my home but I hope Henriette will make a post about this !!
Have a great day !

Lou said...

Magnifique ton path et j'adore l'étoile fussy cutting !

Susan Freebery said...

Your applique quilt is gorgeous! I love that you used wool for the applique. I can't wait to see it finished. And your EPP star is breathtaking! I love it!