Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Paper Piecing

 I used some leftover jelly roll strips and used them in to make these little blocks (6  1/2" )  .  They will be used to make another baby quilt!
 I begin with this printed paper and a bit of folding and pressing and sewing -repeat until I have covered all the area on the block.
 I made a lovely nest of strips to chose from and the only rule is to keep the center the same fabric each time!  A quick little block when I leave it there to add a strip each time I walk through the studio!
 I have a swatch........I am contemplating a little sweater for me.  It is fingering weight,  baby llama content.  The yardage is at the limit of the pattern which is why I am hesitating;  this yarn was gifted to me ages ago and there is no more if I run out!  Extreme knitting.   I think my safety net will be the length of the sleeves-they might be shorter is all and that is doable!

During nap time , there was a thunderstorm that blew through and so I sat and painted a little card!  

8 comments:

  1. I love the little bee fabric you chose for the center. That's going to be such a joyful little quilt.

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  2. It sounds relaxing to sketch and paint through a thunder storm - the resulting card painting is lovely.

    What colorful blocks for a baby quilt - a good use of scraps.

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  3. Love your lighthouse card! WOW
    quilters always always amaze me

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  4. Love your card!! and the color of the yarn for your sweater is so pretty. Shorter sleeves work - especially in the summer. That will be one joyful quilt when complete!

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  5. I tried that sort of paper piecing once with Daddio and it was fun. Yours look great!
    Your watercolor skills amaze me. I've been diddling with it myself but it's HARD!!!!

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  6. Have I ever told you how much I love green and pink together? One of my favourite colour combos

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  7. That golden color will be just beautiful on you! The lighthouse painting reminds me of the "cheater" painting we did together years ago -- on the plastic rectangle -- do you remember?! And paper piecing -- you haven't done that since our dragonfly blocks, right? Fun to revisit the technique every once in a while. (One of us still needs to finish her dragonfly blocks...)

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  8. Beautiful color for the swatch. Three quarter length sleeves are very fashionable, go with it!

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