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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Using Australian fabrics..........

Last week I cut the pieces for two Union blocks made with Australian fabrics.  A friend sent me scraps that she had and I bought the rest online over a period of a couple years from Canton Village Quiltworks.  I cut the pieces with my Studio die cutter.  Even though I have a quarter inch foot, I need to perfect the seam allowance needed with the die cut triangles with corners nipped.  The fabrics are busy enough that the little imperfections don't show much but if this had been solid colors, it would be glaringly obvious.

I sewed some more on the fabrics I showed yesterday and I think I'll have enough done tomorrow to show you what I'm working on.

24 comments:

Sewing Junkie said...

As many years that we sew that 1/4 inch seam can be a tough one to crack. I fight with it all the time. This will be and interesting quilt. Anxious to see what you have in store for us to see. Chris

HollyM said...

Ooh, I love those fabrics! It will be fun quilt.

hetty said...

Fantastic fabrics! Love your Union blocks. They will make for a great quilt.

Linda Swanekamp said...

Wow, I have always love Australian fabrics. They are so beautiful. I have not bought any, because I did not know what to make with them as they are so beautiful on their own. I love your blocks, but I could not sew something so difficult.

Anonymous said...

I like these a lot.
Frebblebit

Mary said...

These are beautiful blocks.

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

wild!!

patty a. said...

I love Australian fabrics! The busier the better! I like how the lilac lizard with the black stripes is located just right in that triangle!

Elaine said...

Love the Aussie fabrics-been collecting some over the last couple of years-want to make the Garden Party quilt in Kathy D's second? book with them. Your blocks are lovely!

Vivian said...

My, oh my. These are glorious blocks with your fussy-cut centers --or a lot of dumb luck :)
I also have been collecting Australian fabrics for a while, along with gathering a list of ideas for using them. Your use is bold and unique, but we would expect nothing less from your artistic mind. It's going to be another great project, Wanda.

Needled Mom said...

I LOVE those fabrics!

Lola Carr said...

Wanda...
These Aussie fabrics are just great in the blocks. I think the project will be another eyegrabber for sure!

Livin' Blue Quilter said...

Wow. I love the Aboriginal fabrics. They are so colorful. I have quite a collection too. I love your blocks.

JJM said...

I love the fabrics Wanda... Only you would attempt such an intricate design. They are absolutely awesome. Can you see me stitching the design you know it would drive me crazy... (*._,*) Like it would take me a month just to do one.

So curious to see what you are designing with the wedges.

JJM

Carol said...

Love all your work, but this is one of my favorites by far. The fabrics are out of this world, and you put them together so they each sing their own song.

Kevin the Quilter said...

These Australian fabrics are GREAT! I love how you fussy cut the centers! Cool!

Muddling Through said...

Oh, wow! Those are gorgeous!!!

Carol E. said...

Those blocks are gorgeous, and scrolling back through missed posts, I am once again in awe. I just love your work. Such pretty colors and wonderful combinations. When I grow up I want to be you.

Joan said...

What beautiful blocks - and of course I love those fabrics :)

dls said...

These are gorgeous blocks> Love the Australian fabrics. We had Australian fabrics at the quilt store where I worked. Sadly, the shop closed it's doors last year…I miss the customers and the fabrics!

Love your new blocks!

Brown Family said...

Pretty and bright blocks!

Jackie Kunkel said...

Wanda, I love what you are doing with the fabrics! Just beautiful. I am anxious to see the entire quilt!

Caroline Heinrichs said...

Lovely arrangement!

Leslie said...

Those Australian fabrics are really beautiful and the designs are unlike any I've seen before. I'm going to have to hunt for those!