I finally bit the bullet and started my blocks for the Urban Lattice quilt along this week. I cut all of my fabric the day after Thanksgiving, and then proceeded to stare at my papers until I got fully intimidated. After things went back to normal, and the house quieted down, I tried again and gave it a go.
And then? I couldn't stop.
I would never have guessed this, but I really have enjoyed paper piecing! The noise the paper made when it went when I first started sewing on it freaked me out, but Cara's detailed quilt along posts told me it was A-OK. I love how these blocks are coming together, I adore how they look. I will definitely not shy away from paper piecing in the future! I'm really excited to try doing a paper pieced string quilt after this one.
Does it look good and manly so far? That's the intent...
Now that all of my blocks are done and laid out (and well labeled), I even started perforating the paper and taking the paper off the blocks. It's kind of slow going thus far, but I'm really hoping to finish this quilt top this weekend.
And now, with Thanksgiving over, I was able to clear enough space in my dining room again to baste my That Girl quilt along quilt. I really love the back that I wound up creating. Now that I created such a busy back, though, I'm waffling on how to quilt it. I had intended to do some simple outline quilting, but now I'm thinking I might stipple it. Not sure yet, stay tuned. I'm trying to get my Urban Lattice quilt top finished up first, and then I'll quilt these two last quilts of the year back to back. I've clearly got my work cut out for me!
Friday, December 3, 2010