Wednesday, March 16, 2022

WIP Wednesday, 3/16/22

Last week I ended up being on a roll to finish four smallish quilts, enlarge them and make the backings.  I posted two of the quilt tops last week, but here they are again with their corresponding backings. I haven't bothered to take good pictures of them at this point, so I apologize for that.

Llama Love:

Trip Around the Rainbow:
I was particularly happy with this backing because I had a remaining 1/2 yard of the border fabric and was able to show the full array of colors.


The center of this quilt was based on a pillow I saw years ago at Target but it needed to be larger. It is made mostly of Kaffe Fassett shot cottons, with a couple Oakshotts thrown in.


This is one of my favorites, made out of hand-dyed Cherrywood fabrics.

 They are all off to be quilted next week and then I will have to come up with some binding for each one, so you will be seeing more of them later.

I'm caught up with blocks for the Riley Blake block challenge.

This is Garden Charm by Fran Gulick of @cottonandjoy, and might be one of my favorites so far. It's such a simple block, yet so very pretty.

This is Lynx by Amanda Neiderhauser of @jedicraftgirl and is another beauty. 

Here are the nine blocks I have made so far. I'm happy that the fabric designer, Crystal Manning, likes them too. :)

Remember a few weeks back when I showed the "geo name" that @sariditty designed? She is able to add it to wooden tailor's crappers so I ordered one and I'm so happy with it! If you have never used a tailor's clapper, it is great for flattening the seams on quilt blocks after you press them.

Years ago, 2008, my first pattern, Charm Parade, by published by JWD Publishing. It was geared for use with charm packs, which had just hit the market and Joen Wolfrom was looking for patterns that would use charm packs, which were one of the first precuts available after fat quarter bundles.

It was based on this floor tile in one of our favorite Mexican restaurants. 

I have made many, many versions of Charm Parade. But I have always had trouble with some of the measurements in the pattern. At that time, I was a novice when it came to pattern writing, and I didn't feel like I had to worry about it because the actual instructions were written by the team at JWD Publishing. 

Anyway, I have decided to update the pattern and make some changes. The original pattern was for a small quilt, 42 1/2" square, including borders. I plan to update it, eliminate the borders and include instructions for multiple sizes. At least that's the plan. To that end, I have been making more practice blocks, just to make sure I have the measurements and construction changes correct. I have a lot of scraps of the "bubble" fabric so I will be using that. It makes a really pretty block doesn't it?

And that's it for this week. Happy sewing.


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Anne / Springleaf Studios said... #

You make the best quilt backs! I usually just want to get it done and don't put in too much effort on the back. The bubble fabric makes for a great block. Good luck working out the details on rewriting the charm pattern.