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Friday, December 27, 2013

Attention span..or lack thereof.....

I walked into the studio to cut more pieces for the new quilt and I saw the three confetti type quilts that I started last week and decided to work on them instead.  My new little ironing and storage cart is perfect for taking photos of small items. 

I can just turn it around to have the best light on the projects.  I have about 5 hours into these 3 pieces so far and all I have done is place the pieces and iron onto fusible batting and then iron to a backing.  Now I need to quilt them and then they will be trimmed.  Today I have a funeral to go to so I don't know what I will get accomplished.
There is a pair of woodpeckers in this photo.  One is on the suet cage facing the other direction and leaning over to eat the suet.











The one sitting next to the butterfly on the pole flew over under the feeders and started eating.  He has a little pile of snow on his beak.

15 comments:

Beth said...

I have a plan to make some crumb/confetti quilts... someday... I still have a suet feeder up. The squirrel, has decided that it is too difficult to get anything out of it. Haven't seen him in about 2 weeks, YAY! No woodpeckers, but the Juncos are around.

Kevin the Quilter said...

OK Wanda........you can tell I am fairly new to quilting because I am unfamiliar with this technique you are using to make these three pieces, but, I LOVE IT! How fantastic! Is there a name for this technique?

Quiltedtime said...

Your confetti quilts are gorgeous! Like Kevin, I am curious and want to know more about them.

I envy you right now. I have a deadline looming and can't let myself get distracted in my studio and play. I am consoling myself by stacking up some candy prints for a future project.

Mary said...

The confetti tops are so pretty.

Linda Swanekamp said...

When I have made confetti types small quilts, I put a layer of pellon wash-n-gone interfacing pinned over the top. I can free motion away and never get the feet caught in the pieces. When I am done, I put it in the tub or sink with water and the interfacing disappears. Magic! I buy it with a coupon on sale at Joann's. I have tried some other brands, but make sure it looks like regular interfacing, not the plasticky stuff. Works like a charm.

suemac said...

What a great way to use up those small small small scraps. I like the idea of the pellon wash away that your reader had. Great idea.

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Wanda. I just LUV these two little pieces and I'm thinking the fusible batting might be a useful thing to have. I just pin onto paper and stitch down, but, my method is sooo time consuming. I better start a buying list for when I'm in the States next...
And a Happy New Year!
best, nadia

Needled Mom said...

What a great use for the tiniest of scraps! They look stunning.

Your woodpeckers must be so thankful for the suet at this time of the year.

Elaine said...

Those are charming with the light centers-what a great idea! You get the best photos of birds. They must feel entirely safe in your yard.

JJM said...

Been a while since you have shown us your 'confetti' designs. You always work such wonderful layouts with you brilliant colorful fabrics. Will you stitch the blocks together or use each one separately ?

JJM

capitolaquilter said...

I love your post title and am totally guilty of that too! fun confetti. Happy Holidays

Muddling Through said...

I refuse to feel guilty for changing what I had planned to do and going in a different direction. You need that change sometimes. I LIKE your confetti pieces!

Vicki W said...

Those quilts are going to be really cool!

Sheila said...

I never tire of seeing your confetti art pieces! I LOVE them!

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Beautiful quilts you have started. Thanks for sharing the pix of the birds...what fun. I was able to capture a cardinal in my front bush this morning...so beautiful.

Smiles,
Kelly