When I purchased the fabric for my Tula kaleidoscope quilt, I went a little overboard—mostly due to trying to match blenders and solids while online shopping. Then, I went a bit crazy making kaleidoscopes, because they were so much fun. Ultimately, there was enough leftover fabric and blocks for a full 60×60″ quilt of 7.5″ finishing squares, plus binding and backing (with a bit of stash throw in for the back).
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The muse stopped by for a cup of tea last night, which is surprising, based on the mood I was in (it was foul).
I worked on quilting the Tula leftover quilt until I ran through all three bobbins I had wound of the right color. And, I figured out what to do for the Flock Challenge. Then it was almost 1am, so I managed to pull myself away. Plus, I’d exhausted my Hulu queue.
So, tonight’s goal is to actually work on the challenge project.
But, first, I have to put in a 9-10 hour day at work.
Maybe after that, I’ll remember to come edit this with a photo of the apple I needle felted at the MVQC meeting last night. Interesting craft, though not one I think I’ll pick up any time soon.
またね! (My inner child thinks in simple Japanese on occasion. True story.)
Is it just me, or has March flown by? Although I had two projects on my WIP list from last summer that I wanted to finish up by now, I haven’t even touched them, and probably won’t any time soon. I do have a short list for the next week (month?) or two, though—so this is about my madness, not anything else, if you were hoping for me to wax poetic about basketball or something.
How do you keep your blocks organized when sewing together rows?
I’m working on a patchwork quilt of leftover fabric from Tula Does Up the Walls in Pah-ree—just a simple grid of 8″ squares and leftover kaleidoscope blocks. I can’t stand the idea of not chain piecing things like this… it’s so slow otherwise.
But, after going to all the work of organizing the blocks in a specific way, I don’t want them to get out of order.
This accidentally ended up in my feed a few days ago, sans images. Here’s the full post!
Did you ever hear about the Kiwi couple that named their daughter “Talulah Does The Hula In Hawaii” (or possibly ‘Tula…’)? I ask, not to vilify them, but to explain the title of this quilt. See, I’d heard about that well before I found out about Tula Pink, and every time I hear the name ‘Tula’, that other name comes to mind. So, an imitative name seemed perfect for this quilt (seeing as the focus fabrics are Tula’s Parisville prints). Thus, “Tula Does Up the Walls in Paris” where ‘Paris’ is pronounced en Français, of course, to get that nice “ee” sound at the end. Yes, yes, enough talk, more photos:
All that is left on my Tula quilt is hand-sewing the binding—I’ve been working on quilting it this week instead of fixing some of my Regency outfit shortcuts. Bad me. But, having something to hand sew on the trip up to Sacket’s Harbor sounded smart, so I decided to get the quilt to the point of needed the binding sewn on. Plus, our class wrapped up last week, with the goal of finishing the quilting this month before we start our next project.
It has its share of imperfections. I was a bit careless when trimming the applique down, and had to do a couple creative patches:
I shipped this off to my swap partner last week, so I hope she received it by now. Here’s the little something I made for the Gen Q Mag Valentine Swap:
I realized after I took the photos that my markings didn’t disappear. I’d intended to FMQ “Be Mine, Valentine”, but my practice attempts failed miserably and I just did a few wiggly lines.
Although it doesn’t have the fun alliteration of “Finished it Friday” or “Work in Progress Wednesday”, today I’m showing you unfinished, in-progress views of what I’ve been working on this week, as I’ve been rather productive.
The bi-weekly So You Want To Quilt group is starting up with a new project this month: a quilt based on the Stack-n-Whack kaleidoscope technique (there are a few books about it, like Stack-n-Whackipedia). Our teacher is designing a wall hanging that we can make, but seeing as I’m more of a quilt gal myself—and lack any restraint to keep things simple lately—I’m making my own design (more on that in coming weeks).