Monday, 20 January 2014

Week-end sewing

The Doll Quilt Swap is coming to its deadline and although I had an idea for my partner for a while, I didn't get to the point of starting until recently. I decided on a Circle of Geese block to be framed with more flying geese and this week-end I was chain paper-piecing my geese for the circle until I had my block completed. I raided my batik stash to find a selection of greens for the circle of geese and used a Klona cream from Backstitch for the background.
I really like the softness of the cream for this block. I made my block using the template from piece by number. So the central block is finished, I have also made all my geese for the border, I just need to add the borders and get onto the quilting to finish it this week. I hope my partner will like it!

And of course because I like working on more than one project at once, I did more paper piecing to try out a New York Beauty block that I am planning to use for my Sew Sew Modern 4 swap partner. I ordered a lovely rainbow of Rain from Simply Solids earlier in the month that I am going to use for my New York Beauty. I have only made one quarter so far with the templates from Ulas Quiltseite.
The paper pieced part was easy but I was terrified of the curves and they weren't as bad as I feared in the end. I am in love with this block. So much so that I am planning to ask for this block when I am Queen Bee next time!

Some work in progress that should hopefully get finished soon. Linking to WOW, WIP Wednesday and Needle and Thread Thursday.
Celine


5 comments:

  1. Your geese will make your partner happy. She must like batik?

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  2. Your doll mini is looking great! I just did a few NYB blocks for the first time and I also thought the curve would be difficult, but turned out pretty easy. Yours look fabulous and so smooth!

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  3. Love what you've done. I did that circle of Geese block once but it was black background and batik geese. Love the softness of yours xx

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  4. Beautiful work, well done! Curves scare me but maybe I should give them a try!

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  5. your circle of geese block is really pretty! I love greens!

    Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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