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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Multi-task day......



I started the day yesterday by winding bobbins and then beginning the quilting on this quilt.  I'm estimating it will take about 3 more hours to finish all of the ditch quilting along every seam.  Black thread on black fabric is a challenge so I will only do an hour at a time and then go off and do something else.





I cut the last 8 combinations of fabrics for Fractured 2.  I will sew the blocks at the sew-in on Thursday.








I added strips to the rest of these blocks while watching "Castle".  Some blocks are lopsided like this one so I need to add extra strips on the short side or pay more attention to where the wide and narrow strips go.

20 comments:

Beth said...

Very busy sewing... and many different tasks... but variety is nice!

Sewing Junkie said...

At least you are not getting bored with the things you are doing. Chris

Mary said...

That is a lot of stitching in the ditch. I can understand why you have to walk away after about an hour to give your eyes a rest.

Teresa Rawson said...

I love this project with the black, spotty central square...I need to do one of these projects. I love the look, but mostly, I need to do a less controlled log cabin style quilt. Every single log cabin I have ever made has been controlled (pre-cut)... all the pieces to precise lengths before started. I was able to let go enough to make them scrappy, but I really love the look of your project. So bright, random and FUN!! You are always inspiring me to push myself to think outside the box with my piecing!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

well love to see this one finished!

Sheila said...

Beautiful fabrics! I so enjoy watching you work with you colorful projects.

Judy H said...

Just when I think you can't get any more perfect, I find out you watch Castle too! Stop it already, great quilts and good taste in tv viewing.

Needled Mom said...

That black on black is SO difficult on the eyes! You did have a productive day there.

patty a. said...

All your projects are coming along wonderfully!

JJM said...

What an 'exuberant' work day. But every day you make it that.

JJM

Pam said...

Have you investigated the walking foot wth interchangeable
Feet. There is one for in the ditch and it is pie in the sky.
Just go with the speed of the motor.

Mine is Viking.

Not cheap but worth it.

Kitchener Quilter said...

I've used so many of your tips, perhaps I can share one with you. I have a desk lamp, you know, the cheap adjustable arm ones, that attach to the tabletop. In it I have put an (expensive!) OTT light bulb. Doesn't seem hugely brighter, but it makes a huge difference on those blacks. I can work on them all night long. Just an idea.

Anonymous said...

In high school I sewed an outfit out of wide wale black corduroy. The combination of black color and wide wale made it almost impossible to see where I had sewn. It was horrible if I needed to rip a seam. It was almost invisible.

So, I have an idea of what your are going through sewing on the black. The nice thing is how beautiful it will be when it is all done!

deb

Linda said...

Just found your blog. Love your work. Is that your pattern on Oct. 13? Looks like it is one block. If it is not yours maybe you can lead me in the right direction.
Thanks

Linda said...

On Oct. 18 also.
Thanks

HollyM said...

You do keep busy! It's good that you work in increments and take breaks at least although you sure get a lot done.
I love the color combination for the next fractured quilt.

Muddling Through said...

I do like that fabric selectionn for your next Fractured. It's going to be really pretty, but then - all of yours are. ;)

I like to have several projects going at once, too.. or maybe it's just that I like starting. Anyway, it helps to keep the momentum going.

Brown Family said...

Black on black is definitely something you need a lot of light for. I usually try it in daytime!

Annie said...

Yet again...amazing what you do with your pieces, and it always looks so good

Julia Graber said...

Yes, walking foot helps. I see your machine in the background and I wonder if it has a big throat. Do you mind sharing what brand it is?