Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Sneak Peek

Yesterday I went to the quilt shop and I worked for 5 hours on my quilt! The top is almost finished and I really like it. I have to sew on a couple of more border pieces, and then I will take pictures. It's kind of an artsy thing, and although at first I wanted to use it as a throw, now I'm thinking I might hang it up. but, it's kind of big. So, we'll see.

Here are some of the blocks.

My piecing isn't perfect, but it is certainly better than any I've done before. I was excited because my instructor said that my quilt was "exceptionally good"

But, seeing the blocks individually like this isn't really a "fair" preview. The whole idea of the quilt is putting the blocks together in a way that creates a certain movement, theme, or overall design. I'm very pleased with how mine is turning out. You'll see what I mean when I post the finished top - of course, I have to find a place big enough to put the finished top and get the picture.

On the home sewing front, I've started making some cropped pants from a New Look Pattern. I think it may be OOP (out of print) since I couldn't find it on their website. I can see why - the pants have about a gazillion pattern pieces, and I'm not even doing any of the additional tabs, loops, or patch pockets! I'm hoping to get these made up in the next few days. I did not make a muslin. Somehow, I lost one of my favorite fitting books "Fitting Finesse" by Nancy Zieman. So, I ordered her new book, "Fit with Confidence" which is basically a revised version of the former. Anyway, the reason I ordered it was because I used her measurement fit method for pants once before and I liked it. I don't think I did it right last time though - either that, or I didnt' do it right this time! Anyway, I'm making these pants according to her method (or at least my interpretation of it) and making the pants without a muslin. I would like to say I am going to make them with wide seam allowances, but it seems that I forgot to cut them out that way. Hmm, I guess I better hope they fit!


designdreamer said...

LOOOOOVE what you're doing with that fabric. Can't wait to see the finished quilt, and honestly, I don't usually get that excited about quilts. Not that I don't like and appreciate them, mind you, I guess I just prefer clothing

Elaray said...

You're using your fabric creatively! I can't wait to see the finished top!

gwensews said...

Kalidescope quilts are fun to do, and interesting to see. I will look wonderful, when it's all quilted and ready for the wall, or the couch. Beatiful colors.

Mariela Alethia said...

Quilting I absolutely love it. I can't wait to see the finished quilt, your choice of fabric is beautiful!

Linda said...

Really nice sneek peak.