Thursday, August 12, 2010

Very Merry Work in Progress

Slow, but steady.  That's my approach.  Here's what I have so far laid out at random...

Work in Progress


Piecing in the spiderweb block style is surprisingly time consuming!  I've gained a new admiration to those who have completed a large spiderweb quilt.  Good thing my Christmas tree skirt only requires 14 finished blocks!  I'm pacing myself at 1 block per night (that's 4 triangles).  After the piecing, the pressing/trimming of that 1 block takes the entire 45 minutes of a show.  Well, at least it comes at a good time when I'm short on handwork!

I have to say that I believe I'll continue to favor quick-piece projects.  Notice how the 2 large quilts I've made have large pieces. 

Colorbrick.
Colorbrick Quilt


Fairytale Patchwork.
Fairytale Quilt Top from the grass


 

I love the rush of beginning a project.  I feel satisfied and happy by completing them.  The in-between part?  Well, it's kind of blah sometimes!

15 comments:

  1. It may be time consuming but it's going to be absolutely beautiful in the end. I love the bright colours against the neutral background.

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  2. That is going to be such an amazing tree skirt that your family will treasure for years to come...wow.

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  3. It is stunning; the fabric you chose is perfect!

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  4. It looks wonderful! I haven't touched my "very first quilt" in like two weeks. I took a large tote bag packed full of projects with me on our family vacation and it didn't even make it out of the car. I am visiting all my favorite blogs this evening for some much needed inspiration to get me going again. THANK YOU!!!

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  5. I love the colour brick patchwork. So simple, but the colours are stunning together. The Christmas tree skirt is looking already very good.

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  6. I have been enjoying your blog this morning, it is lovely. I have also enjoyed your Flicker page. Your work is beautiful. Carolina

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  7. It's going to be beautiful! Keep going at it! :-)

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  8. It's already gorgeous! And you have 3 months to finish it! Rachel, everything you make is stunning...your color choices make me swoon.

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  9. In total agreement with Lauren. You color choices are what set you apart. The colors you choose remind me of an aura. They totally vibrate on the same plane as I do. That's the only way I can explain it.
    P.S. I have the same issue with sewing projects. Short projects=Yay! Long projects=A bit of the "ughs" to keep pushing through to the end.

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  10. beautiful! i'm in agreement about the whole "in-between" part!!!

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  11. i really love the spiderweb quilt! those colors are so wonderful!

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  12. [...] a running start on Christmas sewing this year!  This is the same line I’m using to make my spiderweb Christmas tree skirt.  I love that it includes red and green, but in less traditional tones.  And the addition of pink [...]

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  13. [...] you’d make Christmas bunting. I’m going to have to make bunting with the scraps from my spiderweb Christmas tree skirt. I have like a million linen triangles from the trimming process just begging to be [...]

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  14. [...] in Natural is lighter and grayer than most natural linen.  But, it is the neutral I used here.  Essex Putty is a darker neutral shade.  And, Essex comes in white [...]

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