Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Coming Out on Top

I have a lot of applique in the works right now. It's the one thing that gets me all bogged down and starting to {almost} panic. When am I going to find time to get all this done?!! lol  Not that it's ever worth panicking over. There is always time to be found when you really want something done. That's just fact.
Quarter Circles--Round #2
Appliqueing circles goes very fast and somehow they slip through the queue to the top every single time. And that's exactly what I'm talking about. Some applique never ever gets put on the back burner and others, I drag my feet until they're practically burning.*wink

Once I had all the circles stitched on, then it was time to cut them apart. So very difficult to do with the first few--it felt a bit like desecration. I had to put some steel in my backbone {it's all for the greater good after all} and then I was off and running, er.. cutting.
Cutting them all apart for the great good
I decided on a mix of goldy yellows for the connector strips and an old fashioned red for the cornerstone square. I love how rich it looks with most of the circle fabrics. I know some people thought I would mix up the quarter circle units, but I like the continuity of keeping all the circles the same.
And taking a quick look at what they might look like after...
Scrappy is good, but I want each block to stand very distinctly on its own. After I get these sewn together, then I will be stitching them down to a creamy white background. One thing at a time. Ooh, I am enjoying these fabrics sooo very much!

21 comments:

  1. I am assuming you did the applique by hand. Is there any problem with coming loose when you cut them? I want to try something like this. Looks so very intriguing.

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  2. Forgot to mention that you have me on a run of using pink. You have been inspiring me very much lately.

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  3. I too am assuming you did the circles by machine? if not how did you do it so the threads didn't come loose - i thought you did all your applique by hand.

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  4. What fun! These are going to look so good.

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  5. Another wonderful quilt!! Can't wait.

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  6. I would worry about the stitches coming loose after cutting! I can't wait to see how this project progresses!

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  7. Same here, I would worry about those stitches coming loose, or did you machine applique. Am loving these though, great fabric choices again!

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  8. I really like where you're going with this one. I love applique.

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  9. Great design. I will look forward to seeing this one come together. But I had the same reaction as everyone else about cutting your hand applique. What's your trick? or do you feel the machine stitching of the connector strips will secure your applique?

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  10. Looks like we ALL want to know about your stitching!!?? Love this project!!

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  11. I don’t think I have seen this before. How brave you are I would worry about all my stitches coming loose. I get more impressed all the time with how you can put fabrics together just right.

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  12. I like where this is headed.

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  13. LOVE those circles and your colors! I have never seen this done with hand applique so I too am anxious to see how make out (ie. if stitches come out as you move on to the piecing). I really love this pattern. I have to stop getting so much inspiration - or I NEED to retire!

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  14. I like this pattern too! It reminds me of the raggedy edge bulls eye quilt I made years ago. However, the applique edges and center strips give it so much more interest. Lookin' good!

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  15. I love how this is looking!

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  16. This is pretty cool pattern! Looking good!

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