i finished the first block last night with minutes to spare. i am doing this quilt in wools and scraps of other projects. it will be an easy project, mostly. putting the blocks together will be a bit tricky, but we can all figure it out. because the pieces are so large, you may want to use a glue stick to help stabilize the larger pieces so they don't move on you while sewing. or baste them . i prefer basting.
anyhoo, have a fun making this quilt, it'll be a cutie when we're done.
gini in north idaho
Love the tree fabric and that feather sticking out of the cat's mouth!
I spent the last hour pulling out fabric, making a mess of course. I'm close to being settled on my background fabric.........determined to make it from stash. It will be something like one of these.
Nice fabrics Jacy. Fantastic tree fabric.
I am almost done with cat. Needs eyes, nose and of course, a feather. Then I can put him on the branch. and destroy the sewing room again looking for flower fabric.
I think by the end of this quilt, I will be more comfortable with applique.
Patti:Nice fabrics Jacy. Fantastic tree fabric.
Thanks Patti. I got the tree fabric on clearance, when I saw it I knew it would be perfect for the tree. That's the only one I bought, the others are from my stash.
Patti:I think by the end of this quilt, I will be more comfortable with applique.
I agree, this is a nice and easy applique with the large pieces and gentle curves. It's a good beginner one.
I hope sao Patti and Jacy, I have some learning to do!!!
Happy New Year everyone!
South of Boston, MA
For the big applique pieces, like the branch and cat, I am first pinning them, well, and then machine basting them, about an inch or two from the edge. I am on my second set of cat eyes. Thought I would applique the center of the eyes, but I am not there skill wise. And it is do small that I am going to embroider those pupils.
I embroidered the pupils, too
Cat is done, complete with feather, now to put her on the branch.
Here's my kitty.
Nice kitty, patti. You turned him out pretty quickly
I like your block Patti.
Patti, I like your batik's for the cat. You did quick work. I had to re-do my cat's legs because there wasn't enough contrast. He's getting close to being done though, seems to be going pretty fast.
Jacy: I had to re-do my cat's legs because there wasn't enough contrast.
I could use more contrast in mine too. I may outline then with some stitching.
Patti I thought the low contrast was just in the picture, in real life I bet your contrast is fine. When the quilting is added, there will be even more definition.