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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

On the Sewing Table

Whoo-hooo it's Mardi Gras time in my little quilt house!(the confused house!)
Working on my BOM from Carol Doak's yahoo group the other day and this month's house had an identity crisis! I started out thinking Valentine Day house, then thought President's Day house and then thought Mardi Gras house and the poor thing ended up being none of the above, lol...so, it was time for a remake for sure.
I decided to be a bit different and chose a Mardi Gras theme and chose the purple, green and gold color scheme. Since I am sure there is green grass in Mardi Gras country (southern US mostly) the grass on this house is some great green batiks that just needed the right block. Finally I found that over-the-top corner fabric that just said Mardi Gras and a swampy LA to me. It certainly is a different look at Feb for sure! LOL

Remember that Spinning Daisies quilt in my sidebar? Well it is out of it's ziploc bag and back in progress once more. I loved the fabrics I chose and I would love to get it in my living room this summer. I have 6 completed and 10 more to go. The original has 20 blocks but I decided to only do 16. I am doing an assembly line (sort of) method by cutting all my freezer paper templates in a stack (4 sets at a time) then I have also cut the petal fabrics into strips and then sub cutting into rectangles. Take them to the iron and press on the petal templates 4 sets at a time then use TV time to cut the seam allowance and glue down the seam allowance to the templates so that they are ready to machine applique.
This is MY favorite machine applique method cause it is heavy on preparation but quick on sewing LOL
Wish me luck to keep my pace of one a day so that I can get this quilt put together soon.
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Anonymous said...

Great job on the house. Good luck on the daisies--they look great!

GARI said...

I love the spinning daisies pattern. I have looked at it several times but put it off. I look forward to seeing your progress.


I can't wait to see the finished product. I want to learn how to do this.